Five Card Story: St. Augustine of HIppo

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Aurelius Augustinus or Augustine was a very intelligent boy and was brought up in a Christian atmosphere by his mother.

But he became so bad and proud that in the end he couldn’t see the holy truth anymore.

In his late teens, he developed an affair with a young woman and had an illegitimate son named adeodatus. He taught grammar and rhetoric and given a more prestigious position as a rhetoric professor in Milan, while his mother encourage him to go to church always and hear Bishop Ambrose’s words.

In 386, at the age of 31, he made a formal conversion to Christianity. Augustine was inspired by reading about the life of Saint Anthony of the Desert. He also reported hearing an inner voice which told him to take up the Bible and read. He was drawn to a passage by St Paul which was aimed at non-believers becoming transformed.

In 391, he became the Bishop of Hippo and for the next 39 years became an influential preacher, often speaking against his former religion of Manichaeism. With His numerous written works, the most important of which are Confessions (c. 400) and The City of God (c. 413–426), shaped the practice of biblical exegesis and helped lay the foundation for much of medieval and modern Christian thought

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