Thursday, March 9, 2017

New Biography: Saint Augustine (354-430 CE)

A Wayward Son Who Became One Of Christianity’s Most Influential Figures
(Saint Augustine, painted by Antonio Rodríguez (1636 - 1691), [Public Domain] via Creative Commons)

Augustine was born in 354 CE to a Roman family living in Algiers. His mother was a Christian, and it is thought that his father converted to the religion on his deathbed. Suffice it to say, Augustine was exposed to Christianity from a young age. As a child, Augustine was made a catechumen—a person learning about Christianity before baptism—but he decided not to go through with it, and sought spiritual enlightenment elsewhere. 

Continue reading about the odd, but inspiring, Saint Augustine, HERE.

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