Catholic Culture Overview
Catholic Culture Overview

38—Augustine (Part 1): Misspent Youth and Conversion

By Mike Aquilina ( bio - articles - email ) | Apr 28, 2021 | In Way of the Fathers (Podcast)

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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.


Works by St. Augustine on Catholic Culture Audiobooks

Augustine, The Confessions

Possidius, Life of Augustine

Saint Augustine: A Voice For All Generations, a documentary film on the young life of St. Augustine

Torchlighters: The Augustine Story, an animated film for children, on the saint’s young life

John J. O’Meara, The Young Augustine, an excellent biography

Mike Aquilina’s website

Mike Aquilina’s books

Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of Corpus Christi Watershed

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Mike Aquilina is a popular author working in the area of Church history, especially patristics. He is executive vice-president and trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a contributing editor of Angelus (magazine) and general editor of the Reclaiming Catholic History Series from Ave Maria Press. See full bio.

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