Augustine's Confessions

Monday, June 14, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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Divine Friendships: Augustine’s Confessions 

You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.                                    --Confessions, Book I, Chapter 1

Join us Monday, June 14 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for the first in our new monthly series, Divine Friendships, exploring Christian contemplative and devotional classics. 

Our series starts with Augustine’s Confessions. Augustine, a fourth century bishop and theologian, greatly influenced the development of Western Christianity. His Confessions, in the form of a sustained conversation with God, tell of his restless search for happiness and truth. Augustine’s self-examination and divine grace cooperate to bring about his conversion and inflames his heart with the love of God. 

Alan Dillingham will facilitate the first part of this session by selecting a few key passages from the Confessions for  the group to review, with commentary and background information on Augustine and the text. The second part will be a period of reflective conversation by group participants.

For more on Augustine and his Confessions, check out Alan's blog post: Divine Friendships: Augustine's Confessions.

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Although there is no fee for this program, your generous donation to assist Rolling Ridge during COVID is greatly needed and appreciated. Thank you.

About the leader(s)

Alan Dillingham

Alan Dillingham received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University and has been an avid reader of Christian contemplatives for over forty years.  A former professor at Villanova University, he has also written for a US Senator, Congressmen and their personal and committee staff, non-profit organizations, technology startups, entrepreneurs and financial advisory firms. He currently makes his living helping people with their spiritual memoirs. You can follow him at