To fall in love with God is the greatest romance;
To seek him, the greatest adventure;
To find him, the greatest human achievement.”
- St. Augustine of Hippo
The feast of St. Augustine of Hippo is a special day for CTP’s general editor, Christopher Zehnder. When he was received into the Catholic Church 30 years ago, he took St. Augustine as his Confirmation patron. Reading the Confessions of St. Augustine during his teenage years was instrumental in Mr. Zehnder’s conversion. Further, CTP’s president, Michael Van Hecke, is also headmaster of a school named after St. Augustine.
In honor of the great bishop and theologian, here is our Giveaway:
The DVD “Restless Heart: The Confessions of St. Augustine”
AND St. Augustine and His Search for Faith by Milton Lomask (an out-of-print children’s book from the Vision Series)
To enter, please leave a comment. Entries will be taken through Sunday, August 31st and the winner will be announced on Monday, September 1st. Please make sure you leave your contact information.
On this day you may want to read these words from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as he comments on his special attachment to St. Augustine.
Pope John Paul II’s apostolic letter Augustinum Hipponsensem
The Restless Flame: A Novel about St. Augustine by Louis de Wohl
A coloring page of St. Augustine.
Another coloring page