This page lists background material that is already available here on Augnet.
For suggested discussion materials for One World Week in Augustine that were posted on this web site on 8th March 2008, click here.
I: From the Order of Saint Augustine
What follows is an adaptation and abridgment of the indicated sections of Plan of Augustinian Formation (Ratio Institutionis) published by the Order of Saint Augustine in Rome during 1993 and thereafter.
Part Two: Sharing life in community
Part Three: Sharing the search for God in community
Part Four: Sharing the apostolate in community
II: Augustine’s own words about Friendship
III: Materials provided by some One World Week With Augustine groups.
IV: Translation of Augustine by Sister Margaret Atkins
V: Further relevant resources on this Augnet web site
Like a Kindling Fire: Meanings of Friendship in the Life and Writings of St Augustine. Drawing on the image of fire, Augustine associates friendship and fire, describing friendship as a sharing of the counsels of the heart. This article was written by Edward C. Sellner in 1991 when he was Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Spirituality at the College of St. Catherine, at St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.. Published in Spirituality Today, Autumn 1991, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 240-257.
Quiz on Augustine
For a quiz on Augustine produced for the OWWWA group of Augustinian postulants at Southlands, Nairobi, Kenya, click here.