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

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