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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.

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Works by St. Augustine on Catholic Culture Audiobooks https://www.catholicculture.org/search/search.cfm?searchgoals=6&andsearch=Augustine%20audiobooks

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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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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