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Order of Malta Australia


The Beauty of Jesus Christ: Filling out a Scheme of St Augustine


“The Beauty of Jesus Christ: Filling out a Scheme of St Augustine”, published in April 2020 is the 75th book written by Fr Gerald O’Collins S.J., who is also the principal chaplain of the Subpriory of the Immaculate Conception.

The Beauty of Jesus Christ provides a comprehensive study of Christ’s beauty, illustrated from every stage of his story. The work begins by offering a working description of what it understands by beauty as being perfect, harmonious, and radiant. Beauty, above all the divine beauty, enjoys inexhaustible meaning and overlaps with ‘the holy’ or the awesome and fascinating mystery of God. Loving beauty opens the way to truth and helps us grasp and practise virtue. This book interrogates Augustine’s account of Christ’s beauty in his Exposition of the Psalms Christ’s and goes beyond Augustine by showing how the imagery and language Jesus prepared in his hidden life and then used in his ministry witness to the beautiful sensibility that developed during his years at home in Nazareth.

The Beauty of Jesus Christ draws on the Scriptures to illustrate and justify Augustine’s brief claims about the beauty revealed in the whole story of Christ, from his pre-existence to his risen ‘post-existence’.

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The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.