Here is my post for the Evangelium Institute Blog on the Feast of St. Augustine.

To my mind, if ever there were a saint for the modern youth, it’s today’s saint: St. Augustine.

Born in 354 in North Africa, his mother, St. Monica, was a devout Christian and his father was… well… not. The couple had two children, both boys, and Augustine was the pride of the family. Good looking and not just smart but clever, young Augustine was sent to school and studied the finer things. But he wasn’t one of those kids with visions of our Lord from childhood. He was rather the opposite.

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