Community Life: From the ideal to reality. msull Sull
In general, when it is a question of justifying community life, Augustine refers himself to the first community of Jerusalem (Acts 4:31-35), since it traced the ideal for a radical Christianity, the anticipation of the celestial Jerusalem. But in order to discover the richness of his idea of community life, one must not only look at his Rule, in which this ideal is expressed. Sermons 355-356 and the Letter 211 give precious insights not only of the ideal, but also on the reality as it was lived, and at times lived badly, in the monasteries of Augustine.
Attached is an article translated into English by Fr Joseph Fredette a.a., from the French magazine of the Augustinians of the Assumption “Itinéraires augustiniens".
The original article was written by Jean-François Petit a.a.
Articles on Augustine in French
For the magazine (in French) of the Augustinians of the Assumption, "Itinéraires augustiniens", please go to www.assomption.org. Open "La Bibliothèque", then "Formation" and "La Revue des Itinéraires Augustiniens". There you will find thirty-six issues of this magazine.