St. Augustine: “I Have Other Well-known Sayings, Too, You Know”

(cross-posted at Acts of the Apostasy)

(AoftheAP)  Earlier today, St. Augustine made an unscheduled visit to the editorial offices of AoftheA, on this, his feast day, to air a complaint.

“Don’t get me wrong,” he said.  “I’m beyond joyful at being a saint, and having been declared a Doctor of the Church.  Deo Gratias and all that.  But really – I have other well-known sayings, too, you know.  Not just the “Our hearts were made for you, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you”, that you have published in your sidebar.

“Sure, I’m proud of that one, to a certain extent.  But you’d think that that’s the only important thing I’ve ever said!  How about ‘Oh Lord, give me chastity, but not just yet’?  Or maybe ‘He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent‘?  Here’s another good one: ‘God loves each of us as if there were only one of us‘?  Hardly anyone remembers that one.  I even wrote a few jokes, and no one remembers those either.”

The AoftheA editorial staff, when asked to comment, merely said that the Reflections From the Saints comes directly from the MyCatholic.com website, and since they published the quote, perhaps St Augustine should go pay them a visit as well.

“Oh, I assuredly will,” the saint responded, “Believe me, there are quotes literally dripping off every page of Confessions – yet that one gets picked.  It’s kinda disappointing.  I’m feeling pigeon-holed.”

When asked about his own favorite quote, he smiled. “That’s easy.  ‘Thanks, Mom.’”

6 Responses to St. Augustine: “I Have Other Well-known Sayings, Too, You Know”

  • Ha! I have always liked this quote:

    “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”

  • I have often prayed to St. Monica in tough times with my sons.

    I saved some St. Augustine quotes from The City of God, wherein he defended the Faith against the pagans blaming Christianity for the impending doom of (West) Rome.

    “The half-wits we must endure and answer.” Recalls today’s abortion, class hate, Obama-worship, same-gender matrimony, etc. and the catholic Liberal acolytes.

    St. Augustine, pray for us.

    St. Monica, pray for us.

  • St. Augustine/City of God quote:

    “The only evils these people recognize are having to endure hunger, disease, and murder. It is as though man’s greatest good were to have everything good, except himself.”

  • “What is reprehensible is that, while leading good lives themselves and abhorring those of wicked men, some fearing to offend shut their eyes to evil deeds instead of condemning them and pointing out their malice. […] . . . there is more self-seeking here than becomes men who are mere sojourners in this world and who profess hope of a home in heaven.”

  • Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are Anger and Courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are. — Saint Augustine

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