In Confessions, Augustine speaks of his lifelong search for wisdom, often highlighting his need to seek out others to find his way.

Taking up its namesake’s spirited quest, The Augustine Blog publishes short pieces from a wide range of authors who are engaged with the writings and legacy of St. Augustine. Experimenting with a variety of public-facing forms – such as reflections, essays, conversations, interviews, book reviews, etc. – these pieces may also adopt any number of postures towards Augustine and his wider influence.

The blog’s tagline, “Theology for Transitional Times,” especially references an Augustine who is on the way with us and who has something to say to us today.

Editorial Team

Colleen Mitchell

Colleen E. Mitchell is Associate Director of Outreach for the Augustinian Institute at Villanova University, and Assistant Teaching Professor in the Augustine and Culture Seminar Program.

While her scholarly research is focused on the possibilities and limits of politics, she writes and teaches on more general themes, including contemporary American politics, feminism, and pop culture.

Ian Clausen

Ian Clausen is the chief editor of Augustinian Studies housed at the Augustinian Institute at Villanova University, and is Assistant Teaching Professor in the Augustine & Culture Seminar Program.

He is the author of On Love, Confession, Surrender and the Moral Self (Bloomsbury, 2017) and teaches and researches in the area of Augustinian Studies and contemporary ethics.

Paul Camacho

Paul Camacho is Associate Director of the Augustinian Institute at Villanova University, and Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities.

He teaches, publishes, and writes for a general audience on themes such as desire, freedom, education, and happiness in the thought of Plato, Augustine, Dante, and others.

Sponsoring Organizations

The Augustinian Institute at Villanova, housed on the fourth floor of the Saint Augustine Center for the Liberal Arts, has a twofold mission. We aim to promote the study of Augustine and his legacy at Villanova, the nation’s Augustinian university. Equally important, if not more so, we want to let Augustine out of the house, so to speak, and introduce him to a world struggling for insight into that most burdened (and yet indispensable) of notions: the spiritual life. Augustine would have been the first to admit that his wisdom is piecemeal and partial and at times sadly lacking. But we feel he is good company to have along a road that winds through chastened certainty and wends its way toward honest seeking. That road is all of us. Or as Augustine once said, regarding the difficulty of the times, “we are the times” (sermon 80).

New City Press aspires to be the leading media platform for fostering a culture of unity, encounter, and dialogue. In 1990, New City Press, in conjunction with the Augustinian Heritage Institute, began the project knows as The Works of Saint Augustine, A Translation for the 21st Century. The plan is to translate and publish all 132 works of Augustine of Hippo, his entire corpus, into modern English. This represents the first time in which the works of Saint Augustine will all be translated into English. Many existing translations were often archaic or faulty, and the scholarship was outdated. New City Press is proud to offer the best modern translations available. The Works of Saint Augustine, A Translation for the 21st Century will be translated into 49 published books.