Saturday, January 30, 2010

Recommended Reading for a Future Priest (4)

The Confessions of St. Augustine

Anything by St. Augustine would be wonderful to read, but certainly his 'Confessions' is a timeless classic that has influenced countless souls throughout the centuries. I read this right at the beginning of my discernment of the call to priesthood - even before I realised it was a call to priesthood. This is a book that you should read at least once every year - and each time you will find a new treasure. It's not so much a confession by St. Augustine of his sins (though he does that) but more a confession of the greatness of God and his limitless mercy.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to read anything St. Augustine has written. His mother, Monica, was my confirmation saint when I was received into the Catholic Church last Easter.

    I am an ex-evangelical Protestant and the mother of 4 children. I pray for more priests.

    Jenna Pope