St. Augustine’s is by no means a wealthy parish. In fact, compared to many of the churches in the United States, it would look as if St. Augustine’s were in need of help. Yet, during the week, St. Augustine’s functions almost as a non-profit social service center for the neighborhood.
During our visit, I leaned into my friend to try and describe St. Augustine’s commitment and devotion to helping the poor, sick, and those who truly are in need. As I struggled to find words, my friend looked at me and simply said, “They are living the faith.”