Renewal through the Eucharist - a renewed Ecclesial spirituality. Saint Augustine's aims to be God's praying and compassionate family. 'Spirituality' cannot be easily acquired. It is a toiling work for the whole community. From the parish it requires daily investment into our love and morals. We need resources, and in particular, we need personal examples. Under the sub-menus you will find some resources.
Saint Augustine's cultivates a Eucharistic spirituality in the Catholic Tradition. We believe that today more than ever we need tools to preserve a healthy 'interior space'.
Karl Barth, in his Protestant Theology in the Nineteenth Century makes a puzzling remark. 'No one can understand the theology of the nineteenth century or of any other century unless in some way he has himself taken upon himself the burden of theological work.... We have to remember the communion of saints, bearing and being borne by each other, asking and being asked, having to make mutual responsibility for and among the sinners gathered together in Christ. The saints of the past are not dead but living. They still speak and demand a hearing as living voices, as surely as we know that they and we belong together in the Church. As we make our contribution to the task of the Church that is required from us today, they join in with theirs, and we cannot play our part today without allowing them to play theirs.'
This is our conviction that there is no spiritual renewal without first inhabiting the spirituality of past generations. We are in communion with their faith, hope and love by 'praying their prayers'. Let us form God's praying family together at Grahame Park. Let us share our mission 'through the Eucharist'!
It is the Eucharist, which makes the church. It is the Eucharist, celebrated in communion with our Bishop, which makes 'the sense of the Church'. Individual spirituality is in the service of this 'Catholic identity'. Let us give a prayer support to our bishops! Thus, our local spirituality, manifest in the Church of England, 'belongs to the true and apostolic Church of Christ' (Canon 1).