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
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
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.