About the Augustine in Christian Spirituality course
This study day offers an opportunity to explore the life and faith of St Augustine – one of the most significant Christian theologians.
Famous for his beautiful personal writings in The Confessions and his ground-breaking theology in The City of God, we will consider the legacy of Augustine today through both his writings, his life and his monastic rule.
Fr Luigi Gioia was a Benedictine Monk for 25 years in Italy and France and is now Assistant Priest and Head of Formation at the Anglican Parish of St Paul Knightsbridge in London. He was a professor of systematic theology at the Pontifical University of Sant’Anselmo in Rome for many years and now is a research associate at the Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry at Cambridge University (UK). A retreat leader in several countries, he is the author of several books of spirituality, including Say It to God: In Search of Prayer (the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2018), Touched by God: The Way to Contemplative Prayer (2018) and The Wisdom of St Benedict. Monastic Spirituality and the Life of the Church (2020)