Corda Candle - Restless Heart - St. Augustine of Hippo
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These ardent scents of pear and fire are inspired by St. Augustine of Hippo.
Nuanced with notes of amber, vetivert, musk, and cedarwood.
Behind the Inspiration
In his famous Confessions, St. Augustine recounts a time before his conversion, when he and his friends stole pears from a neighbor, not because they wanted them, but simply for "the stealing of them and the sin," for "our only pleasure in doing it was that it was forbidden."
Always a passionate man, after his conversion Augustine pursued what was true, good, and beautiful with all his heart. Because of this, he is often depicted in art near fire or holding a heart enflamed. St. Augustine's famous cry to God that "Our hearts are restless until they rest in you" exhorts us to continue striving for holiness.
Augustine is the patron saint of theologians, printers, and brewers. His feast day is August 28.
Renew in your Church, we pray, O Lord,
the spirit with which you endowed
your Bishop Saint Augustine
that, filled with the same spirit,
we may thirst for you,
the sole fount of true wisdom,
and seek you, the author of heavenly love.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever. Amen.
St. Augustine of Hippo, pray for us.
Holy Men collection | 45+ hour burn time | 6 oz. candle