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Augustinian Churches

There is a new Augustinian blog hosted at which intends to become a source of information about the churches that the Augustinians built in the Philippines and the Order of St. Augustine’s work in the Philippines since 1565. At the same time, the author also includes information about Augustinians who are not saints but are significant. Among these are included Fr. Diego de Herrera, OESA, one of the five missionaries that came to the Philippines with Manuel Lopez de Legazpi with the intention of evangelizing the country.

You can find it here:

Called to Radiate the Word of Truth

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The last Sunday of October is dedicated by the Church to World Mission; this year (2012), it will fall on October 21. For this year’s message, Pope Benedict XVI emphasizes the Church’s need to recapture the apostolic zeal of the early Christian communities in the missio ad gentes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Be Concerned with One Another…

The Pope’s Message for Lent 2012 is now available at the Vatican website. The document is just about 3,000 words long, with three numbered paragraphs. It is a reflection on the text of Hebrews 10:24, the passage which also provides the theme of the message. Read the rest of this entry »

The Pope’s Message for World Day of the Sick 2012

The Pope’s message for this year’s World Day of Peace (February 11, 2012) is available at the Vatican website. For those who do not like the image background of the website and prefer the text on a white background, a copy is found here. Below is an outline of the said message:

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World Communications Day 2012

Pope Benedict XVI’s Message for World Communications Day 2012 is now available. Zenit recently published the document and can now be found here. A commentary on the document is also available.
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Ang Frayle Redivivus

I have AngFrayle set up in an x10hosting free service. I am using it to move a lot of my static files from this site to create more space. The site currently runs on PERL-CGI programs, although the server allows me to use PHP-powered content management systems via their Fantastico installer. Check it out at this address:

Update, October 22, 2011
The x10hosting free service didn’t work out. Sorry… I guess angfrayle will remain as an email address.

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A Note on Augustinian Spirituality

IgnatiusInsight offers an article called “The Scriptural Roots of St. Augustine’s Spirituality” written originally for Catholic Faith magazine (January-February 2000). The author of the article is Stephen Filippo, a teacher of Philosophy and Theology in the high school and college level. Read the rest of this entry »

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Another AgustinongPinoy

Rev. Fr. Gilbert Centina III, OSA of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus has his website called “Restless Journey: Nulla Die Sine Linea”. He is an accomplished writer, a poet, in other words, an artist. The sub-title of his website is most apt “No day without a line”. He writes daily. He has a column called “Silver Linings” in a widely circulated Metro Manila tabloid, and he has published books on poetry.

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Augustine, Science and Bible Reading

Here is a reading of Augustine’s “De Genesi ad Litteram” in the light of the problem of homosexuality in the US. The article is not about homosexuality per se but on an issue that is related to it: the relationship between science and Scriptures.

The author, Dr. Daniel Beck enumerates three Augustinian principles taken from De Genesi ad Litteram on how a Bible-reading Christian should confront issues raised by science. Here are the three principles:

  1. Biblical interpretation according to human passion only harms the faith.
  2. Don’t presume to speak as an authority in everything simply because you read your Bible; and
  3. The truth of Scripture will never contradict right reason; right reason confirms the truth of Scripture

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Donald X Burt, OSA

The Rev. Donald X. Burt, OSA, a published author on Augustinian topics and professor at the Villanova University holds court in this website. When you see a real scholar making his lectures accessible on the web, then you know, online research is well worth it. 😀

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