About St. Augustine of Hippo
Feast Day: August 28
St. Augustine of Hippo was born in North Africa. His father was a pagan, but his mother, St. Monica, was a Christian. He spent his youth living wildly but then converted to Christianity after his mother prayed for him for years.
He became a lawyer, a priest and then later a bishop. His his extensive writings make him a doctor of the Church. After his conversion he preached and lived a life of poverty.
Saint Augustine said: “I fear that Jesus will pass by me unnoticed”. It is important to remain watchful, because one great mistake in life is to get absorbed in a thousand things and not to notice God.Pope Francis
He is the patron saint of brewers, printers, and theologians.
You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. (social media graphic)Get this quote as a notecard
Do you wish your prayer to fly toward God? Make for it two wings: fasting and almsgiving.
Say thank you with this quote from St. Augustine: ” Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.”
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This book is a series of daily devotions. Each reflection includes an excerpt from his writings and some point for thought.
This charming book includes an entry for St. Augustine. It reminds children that God can turn our lives around, even when we make big mistakes.
This coloring book is a fun way to engage children in learning about this famous saint.