Augustine House was named after Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
Saint Augustine was the Bishop of Hippo and Doctor of the Church. Accepted by most scholars to be the most important figure in the ancient Western Church, Saint Augustine was born in Tagaste, Numidia in North Africa. His mother was a Christian, but his father remained a Pagan until late in life. Augustine drifted through several philosophical systems before converting to Christianity at the age of thirty-one.
Symbol & Colour
The arrow, piercing the heart and causing a droplet of blood, reminds us of the prayer of Saint Augustine, “Lord, you have wounded me with your Word”;
The book represents the teachings of the gospel, the writings of Augustine, and the commitment of the Order of Saint Augustine to learning, for Augustine said that the whole world is our classroom for our whole life;
Keys-represent St Peter and Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven;
Cross-represents Jesus dying on the Cross.
Augustine, you said in your prayer “My heart is restless O Lord until it rests in you”.
We pray that we may imitate you in seeking our rest in the heart of God.
May we seek as you did to establish the “City Of God” and to grow in faith all our days.
“The world is our classroom”
Importance of the classroom in our lives but also that we are always learning.