Yesterday, we celebrated the life of Saint Monica, the mother of Saint Augustine, who we commemorate today. Many people who struggle with faith, conversion, addictions draw inspiration from St. Augustine. Augustine was brought up a Christian, but a life of loose living darkened his mind. Through the prayers of his mother, and with the preaching of St. Ambrose in Milan, Augustine became convinced that Christianity was the true religion.
For Augustine, it was restlessness in his heart that brought him to a personal encounter with Christ. The God he was seeking was within him. It is the same for each one of us. God continues to send us men like St. Augustine, but also fellow men and women who continue to exhort and encourage us to walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls each one of us into his Kingdom and glory. Augustine thought his conversion would be too late to make his life important, but God is ready to welcome us always.
How has God inspired changes in your life?
About Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C.
Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C. is Chaplain at the Father Peyton Center in Easton, MA. Before coming to Holy Cross Family Ministries he served as a teacher and a parish priest. He also served for six years as a General Assistant of the Congregation in Rome, Italy. Originally from Fall River, MA, Father Leo grew up with eight siblings. Gifted with several languages, he is able to serve the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Portuguese, Spanish and Haitian communities. When he's not greeting everyone who comes to the Father Peyton Center, you can find him regularly reading newspapers!