Tis article is devoted to the analysis of time in the philosophy of St. Augustine. From the whole spectrum of the problems I accent two, concentrating on both gnoseological and ethical value of the considered theme, namely – the theory of memory and that of the internal word. Phenomenological perusal of the question on time by means of these two phenomena allows outlining practical sense of temporality in the work of consciousness. Te temporality is the link which connects contemplation and action. Te past is not a passive part of consciousness. Te activity of con-
sciousness is founded by activity of the past which in the memoirs acts realises practical energy of consciousness against the passive present.