St. Augustine’s Prayer

September 23, 2010

In Church History class this morning, Dr. Hannah shared with us a wonderful prayer from St. Augustine:

Remember, Christian soul, 
that thou has this day, 
and every day of thy life: 
God to glorify.
Jesus to imitate.
A soul to save.
A body to mortify.
Sins to repent of.
Virtues to acquire.
Hell to avoid.
Heaven to gain.
Eternity to prepare for.
Time to profit by.
Neighbors to edify.
The world to despise.
Devils to combat.
Passions to subdue.
Death, perhaps, to suffer.
Judgment to undergo.
-St. Augustine of Hippo

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  • Reply Darrell November 6, 2020 at 2:11 am

    That is something Pius XII would have also said, but not John XXIII and his successors. See “Papal Imposters,”

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