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The great Beauty

The great Beauty September 15 2019 XXIV Sunday of Ordinary Time Dear brothers and sisters, Saint Augustine in a famous passage of his Confessions helps us to better understand the parable of the …More
The great Beauty September 15 2019 XXIV Sunday of Ordinary Time Dear brothers and sisters, Saint Augustine in a famous passage of his Confessions helps us to better understand the parable of the prodigal son that we will listen to on Sunday, September 15. The holy Bishop and Doctor of the Church expresses himself in this way: “Late have I loved you, beauty so old and so new: late have I loved you. And see, you were within and I was in the external world and sought you there, and in my unlovely state I plunged into those lovely created things which you made. You were with me, and I was not with you. The lovely things kept me far from you, though if they did not have their existence in you, they had no existence at all. You called and cried out loud and shattered my deafness. You were radiant and resplendent, you put to flight my blindness. You were fragrant, and I drew in my breath and now pant after you. I tasted you, and I feel but hunger and thirst for you. You touched me, and I am …More