38—Augustine (Part 1): Misspent Youth and Conversion
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Augustine of Hippo is a name that appears on any short list of the most influential intellectuals in the history of the world. He seemed to live several productive lifetimes in the course of his own. In this first of three episodes on Augustine, we examine his early years—from his childhood through his conversion to Christ at age 31. We also consider the profound influence of his mother, Monica.
Augustine, The Confessions https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=3102
Possidius, Life of Augustine http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/possidius_life_of_augustine_02_text.htm
Saint Augustine: A Voice For All Generations, a documentary film on the young life of St. Augustine https://youtu.be/32bFPD36M8g
Torchlighters: The Augustine Story, an animated film for children, on the saint’s young life https://youtu.be/IBL6HjC0FiU
John J. O’Meara, The Young Augustine, an excellent biography https://www.amazon.com/Young-Augustine-John-J-OMeara/dp/0818908335/
Mike Aquilina’s website https://fathersofthechurch.com
Mike Aquilina’s books https://catholicbooksdirect.com/writer/mike-aquilina/
Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of Corpus Christi Watershed http://www.ccwatershed.org
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