Oil Dedicated to St Augustine (Patron for Sore Eyes)
Oil Dedicated to St Augustine (Patron for Sore Eyes) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Augustine of Hippo, also known as Saint Augustine, was a theologian and philosopher of Berber origin and the bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia, Roman North Africa. His writings influenced the development of Western philosophy and Western Christianity, and he is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers of the Latin Church in the Patristic Period. His many important works include The City of God, On Christian Doctrine, and Confessions.
According to his contemporary, Jerome, Augustine “established anew the ancient Faith”. In his youth he drawn to the major Persian religion, Manichaeism, and later to Neoplatonism. After his conversion to Christianity and baptism in 386, Augustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a variety of methods and perspectives.
Augustine recognized as a saint in the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion. He is also a preeminent Catholic Doctor of the Church and the patron of the Augustinians. His memorial celebrated on 28 August, the day of his death. Augustine is the patron saint of brewers, printers, theologians, and a number of cities and dioceses. Many Protestants, especially Calvinists and Lutherans. Consider him one of the theological fathers of the Protestant Reformation due to his teachings on salvation and divine grace. Protestant Reformers generally, and Martin Luther in particular, held Augustine in preeminence among early Church Fathers. Luther was, from 1505 to 1521, a member of the Order of the Augustinian Eremites.
On this day, we offer a simple prayer to St. Augustine, the Patron for sore eyes. St. Augustine, we turn to you with gratitude and hope, seeking your intercession for those experiencing discomfort and pain in their eyes. Like you, who sought spiritual clarity, inspire healing and relief for those with sore eyes. May your guiding spirit bring comfort and restoration, and may those facing eye troubles find solace in the grace of God. St. Augustine, be a source of support and encouragement for all with sore eyes, and may your prayers bring about the soothing touch of divine mercy. Amen.
“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry.”