Saint of the Day – August 28 – Saint Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

The Memorial of Saint Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor

Saint Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor is the Patron Saint of

1. Brewers;
2. Printers;
3. Theologians;
4. Bridgeport,
5. Connecticut;
6. Cagayan de Oro,
7. Philippines;
8. San Agustin,
9. Isabela

Saint Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersBishops who became Saints

Saint Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor brief life History

Date of Birth 13 November 354
Country of Birth Algeria in Africa
Profession Bishop of Hippo Regius
Place of Work Algeria
Date of Death 28 August 430 (aged 75)
Place of Death Hippo Regius, Numidia (within modern-day Annaba, Algeria)
Feast Day August 28
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of 1. Brewers;
2. Printers;
3. Theologians;
4. Bridgeport,
5. Connecticut;
6. Cagayan de Oro,
7. Philippines;
8. San Agustin,
9. Isabela

Saint Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor Short life History

Saint Augustine of Hippo was born in 354, at Tagaste in Africa. He was brought up in the Christian faith, but without receiving baptism. An ambitious school-boy of brilliant talents and violent passions, he early lost both his faith and his innocence.

He persisted in his irregular life until he was thirty-two. Being then at Milan professing rhetoric, he tells us that the faith of his childhood had regained possession of his intellect, but that he could not as yet resolve to break the chains of evil habit.

One day, a however, stung to the heart by the account of some sudden conversions, be cried out, “The unlearned rise and storm heaven, and we, with all our learning, for lack of heart lie wallowing here.” He then withdrew into a garden, when a long and terrible conflict ensued.

Suddenly a young fresh voice (he knows not whose) breaks in upon his strife with the words, “Take and read;” and he lights upon the passage beginning, “Walk honestly as in the day.” The battle was won. He received baptism, returned home, and gave all to the poor.

At Hippo, where he settled, he was consecrated bishop in 395. For thirty-five years he was the centre of ecclesiastical life in Africa, and the Church’s mightiest champion against heresy; whilst his writings have been everywhere accepted as one of the principal sources of devotional thought and theological speculation. He died in 430.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Read the lives of the Saints, and you will find that you are gradually creating a society about you to which in some measure you will be forced to raise the standard of your daily life.

Saint Augustine of Hippo
Saint Augustine of Hippo