b. on the 14 of November in 354 in Tagaste north africa, d. 430, baptized at age 33 by the bishop Ambrose in Milan, elected bishop of Hippo, fought Manichees, Donatists, Pelagius. Confessions and City of God. Over 500 homilies extant, considered to be the founder of monasticism in the west, one heart one mind intent upon God. His rule is observed by over 100 religious communities today, one of the four great doctors of the Catholic Church, called the Doctor of Grace.
Patron of theologians
This Day, the Twenty-Eight Day of August
b. 354 and d. 430
At Hippo Regius, in Africa, the birthday of St. Augustine, bishop and famous Doctor of the Church. Converted and baptized by the blessed bishop Ambrose, he defended the Catholic faith with the greatest zeal against the Manicheans and other heretics, and after having sustained many other labors for the Church of God, he went to his reward in heaven. His relics, owing to the invasion of barbarians, were first brought from his own city into Sardinia, and afterwards taken by Luitprand, king of the Lombards, to Pavia, where they were deposited with due honors.
One of the four great doctors of the Roman Catholic Church, Doctor of Grace and Patron of Theologians.