August 28th is the memorial of St. Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church.
He’s one of the most influential Church Fathers and theologians in history.
Who was he and why is he so famous?
Here are 10 things to know and share . . .
1) When and where was he born?
St. Augustine was born in A.D. 354 in Thagaste, Numidia (modern day Souk Ahras, Algeria) into an upper-class family.
His father—Patricius—was a pagan, though he converted to Christianity on his deathbed.
His mother—St. Monica—was a Christian and raised Augustine in the faith, though he was not baptized until he was an adult.