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¡Tarde te amé, Hermosura tan antigua y tan nueva, tarde te amé! Y tú estabas dentro de mí y yo afuera, y así por fuera te buscaba; y, deforme como era, me lanzaba sobre estas cosas hermosas que tú creaste. Tú estabas conmigo, mas yo no estaba contigo. Reteníanme lejos de tí aquellas cosas que, si no estuviesen en ti, no existirían. Me llamaste y clamaste, y quebrantaste mi sordera; brillaste y resplandeciste, y curaste mi ceguera; exhalaste tu perfume, y lo aspiré, y ahora te anhelo; gusté…

¡Tarde te amé, Hermosura tan antigua y tan nueva, tarde te amé! Y tú estabas dentro de mí y yo afuera, y así por fuera te buscaba; y, deforme como era, me lanzaba sobre estas cosas hermosas que tú creaste. Tú estabas conmigo, mas yo no estaba contigo. Reteníanme lejos de tí aquellas cosas que, si no estuviesen en ti, no existirían. Me llamaste y clamaste, y quebrantaste mi sordera; brillaste y resplandeciste, y curaste mi ceguera; exhalaste tu perfume, y lo aspiré, y ahora te anhelo; gusté…

St. Augustine's complete conversion has been an inspiration to many who struggle with a particular vice or habit they long to break. Leaving a  life of sin, and becoming very devout, he in time was made the bishop of Hippo in north Africa. He is considered the patron saint of brewers, printers, theologians, sore eyes, and a number of cities and dioceses.

St Augustine of Hippo icon

Anyone facing a struggle may find strength in this St. Augustine of Hippo icon. Shop this, and other saint icons, today at Monastery Icons.

Natuzza Evolo - żona, matka, stygmatyczka

Natuzza Evolo - żona, matka, stygmatyczka

St. Scholastica icon September 23rd 2016 4.5 x 6 inches Ink, watercolor, gold leaf “When the saintly nun begged the Lord that her brother might not leave her, she received more than her broth...

Scholastica icon September 2016 x 6 inches Ink, watercolor, gold leaf “When the saintly nun begged the Lord that her brother might not leave her, she received more than her broth.

Sandro Botticelli - Sant' Agostino nello studio, dettaglio -  1480 circa - chiesa di Ognissanti di Firenze.

De heilige Augustinus ~ 1480 ~ Fresco ~ 185 x 123 cm.

St. Augustin:  "The measure of love is love without measure."    "Patience is the companion of wisdom."    "Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that thou mayst believe, but believe that thou mayst understand."

Prayer of St. Augustine after he repented at @ age He became one of the Doctors of the Church along with St. Catherine of Siena and wrote the footnotes in the Bible.

Святой апостол Иаков, брат Господень по плоти

Святой апостол Иаков, брат Господень по плоти

ॐ Xangô ✡ São João Batista ✡ 24 de junho ॐ

ॐ Xangô ✡ São João Batista ✡ 24 de junho ॐ

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