St. Augustine of Hippo
Feast Day: August 28
Born: November 13, 354 AD in Thagaste, Numidia (modern-day Souk Ahras, Algeria)
Died: August 28, 430 AD in Hippo Regius, Numidia (modern-day Annaba, Algeria)
St. Augustine, son of St. Monica, was born in Africa and spent many years of his life living in sin. Through the prayers of his holy mother, the preaching of St. Ambrose and the Letter of St. Paul, Augustine was able to reconnect with his Christian roots and begin a new life.
After being baptized, Augustine became a priest, a bishop, a famous Catholic writer, founder of religious priests and one of the greatest saints that ever lived.
Augustine was canonized by popular acclaim as the custom of papal canonization was not yet practiced. In 1298, he was recognized as a Doctor of the Church by Pope Boniface VIII.
Augustine is the patron saint of brewers, printers, theologians and many cities and diocese.
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