Scribes for the Kingdom
September 21, 2022
In Matthew 13, after teaching in parables, Jesus asks the disciples: “Have you understood all these things?” (Matt 13:51). When they answer in the affirmative, we are told that Jesus replied, “For this reason, every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a house, who brings out of his treasure both the new and the old” (Matt 13:52).
September 5, 2022
“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight” (Prov. 4:7, RSV-CE). According to the Wise Man of Proverbs, the very intention to “get wisdom,” to orient one’s desires and activities to its pursuit, constitutes the beginning of its acquisition.
Treasures New and Old
July 6, 2022
“And he said to them, ‘Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.’” Matthew 13:52
Christ the Teacher
May 30, 2022
As Nicodemus was soon to learn, “rabbi” or “teacher” did not sufficiently express all that Jesus was. But neither was it inaccurate.
The Good Soil
On a lovely late April morning in Centennial, Colorado, the Augustine Institute celebrated its fifteenth commencement exercises, at which forty new Masters graduates received their diplomas and were sent out to “live in the tension” by our commencement speaker, Fr. James Mason.
New Evangelization in Ireland
The New Evangelization in Ireland has begun, and the Augustine Institute is honored to be participating in the work. We asked our distance-education students in Ireland to share a few words with our readers, and we were delighted to receive four beautiful testimonies to their faith, hope, and charity.
Patience hath a perfect work
“Patience hath a perfect work.” The saying comes from St. James, from his epistle as found in the Douay-Rheims Bible (Jas 1:4). In the King James Version, it appears as a mild command with the virtue personified: “let patience have her perfect work.” The editors of the Revised Standard . . .
The More the Merrier
“The more the merrier!” Most often, I gleefully toss out the phrase as my wife and I plan a get together of one sort or another: brunch, afternoon coffee, dinner party. My mind fixes upon conversation to be had and the particular contribution each person will bring to it . . .