You will make known to me the path of life. In Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever. 

P S A L M    1 6 : 1 1

 

 

Welcome to Augustine College on the web – of course, only a pale imitation of the real Augustine College, which is composed of flesh and blood characters the likes of whom, the students tell us, are rarely encountered elsewhere in the decaying vestiges of the erstwhile famous universities.

Here we travel together “the path of life.” This is not just travel for the sake of adventure, though adventure there most surely is. It is “the way of understanding” (Isaiah 40:14), on which we seek together what it was given to us to learn.

On such a journey loneliness is unthinkable and boredom impossible. On the road we travel our students insist there is genuine collegium. The reasons for this are not hard to find. We teach because we love to teach and our reward is the good that is already beginning to flow from this project.

In September of 1997 Augustine College opened to its founding class, realizing the vision of a number of local university professors and laymen who felt called to found a new kind of institution for higher learning. Our intent is to provide qualified students with a time of rich and integrated study, food for both the spirit and the mind.

Augustine College offers an opportunity for dedicated students to study, for one year, the basic foundations of Western intellectual and cultural tradition. We are convinced that such study is done best in an atmosphere of sincere and articulate Christianity, which has sustained both faith and humane culture since the days of the early Church.

Christians have always recognized that to achieve a fully articulate faith demands familiarity with the great achievements in the arts and sciences. Augustine College answers the need for a place in which the enduring questions of human life can again be studied at the level they deserve and against the background of the Christian story.

John Patrick
President