Saint Augustine of Hippo

"There are many rules which impose a multitude of physical observance; but the Rule of Saint Augustine is built more on spiritual deeds, such as the love of God and neighbour, the unity of hearts, the harmony of customs, and other such things. Who does not know that spiritual deeds are of more importance than physical exercises? The more a rule deeds with spiritual matters rather than physical ones, the more worthy it is of greater praise. Likewise the Rule of Saint Augustine observes such moderation that it avoids the dangerous extremes of too many or too few regulations. It takes the middle way where all virtue lies." – Blessed Humbert of Romans, 5th Master General of the Order of Preachers. My sermon for today can be read here. Stained glass window from the Caldwell Chapel in the Catholic University of America, Washington DC.

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