Catholic Classics

Bonus Episode: Introduction to Book 13 (The Confessions of St. Augustine)

November 24th, 2023  •  20 mins 57 secs  •  Download (19.2 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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As with the previous books, St. Augustine opens the final Book of Confessions with a prayer of praise to God. He revisits his motivation for writing, to serve God and draw others closer to him. Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Jacob-Bertrand Janczyk highlight God's goodness, a key theme throughout Confessions. They note how Augustine emphasizes that God created humanity not out of need but out of the abundance of his goodness.