St. Austin Church

Our last trip to Austin we attended St. Mary Cathedral, since neither of us had been there before.  We also knew that St. Austin would be next, since Steven had spoken glowingly about his attendance there in years past and I had yet to see it.

Sunday morning was cool; the air, a bit damp.  We parked in the back and walked through the peaceful churchyard to St. Austin’s main doors on Guadalupe Street.

On entering, I was enveloped by St. Austin’s granite massiveness, yet the church felt warm and inviting.  Its side altars, alcoves, and seating room to the right of the main altar are uniquely unlike any church I’ve ever seen, although it’s reminiscent of the Greek church Segy and I wandered into while in Berlin.  The church, named for St. Augustine (Austin) of Canterbury, is managed by Paulists, who are also responsible for the University Catholic Center at UT nearby.












July 19, 2015

“If you believe what you like in the gospel and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe but yourself” (St. Augustine of Canterbury).

Links of interest…  Servant of God Isaac Hecker: founderPaulists (blogs: Busted halo & Giving the word a voice – booksmore)…  St. Augustine of Canterbury: about / apostle of England / bishop & missionaryfirst archbishop of Canterbury / Italian Benedictine / memorial / monk / prayers / quotes…  St. Austin Catholic Parish: historyparking information…  University of Texas (UT Austin) Catholic Center

WP post…  Elvis moment…  Painted churches…  St. Mary Cathedral…  St. Mary revisited

4 Responses

  1. Deli, thank you so much for posting these beautiful pictures. Wow!

  2. Oh… I do miss St. Austin’s and being there with my beautiful students in kinder– sweet memories. Thanks for these photos and all the others too, Deli!

    • This afternoon when I asked which blog you were referring to… St. Joseph’s or Shared thoughts… and you laughingly said, “Oh, I don’t know!” I came closerthanthis to telling you that the St. Austin post reminds me of you because of how much you and Steve love the place. But we weren’t finishing any of the way, way, way too many conversations we’d already started.

      Oh, well. It’s as you said, “We need to sit and talk for hours and hours, so we can catch up.” But I’ll bet that… even then… it won’t happen.

      The very best part about your post comments is that I can see your facial expressions! How cool is that?

      Thanks sooo much for spending today with us! Sitting next to y’all at Mass, going to your house for brunch, meeting Coco, taking the boat for a spin, and just-plain hanging out was fabulous, dahlin’, just fabulous.

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