We are celebrating the solemn Vespers of the Ambrosian rite in honor of the conversion of St. Augustine. Our First Reading is taken from Book VIII of the Confessions, a word that means both praise and penitence. The first nine books of the thirteen books or chapters that make up the Confessions are written in the form of an autobiography down to the time of his mother Monica's death (Book IX especially). Our selection this evening is taken, quite appropriately, from the last part of Book VIII.


Issue contains the subject matter of the 1994 Philosophy Colloquium, which had the theme "Augustine on Human Goodness: Metaphysics, Ethics and Politics." It was held April 7-9, 1994.



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