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Return to Africa


In 388, Augustine made preparations to return to Africa with his mother and son. Monica, however, died before they set sail, and Adeodatus died shortly after they resettled at Augustine’s family property. At this point, Augustine converted his family house to a monastery, sold the rest of the estate, and gave the money to the poor.

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Augustine of Hippo

Saint Augustine of Hippo was a Roman African, early Christian theologian and philosopher from Numidia whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa and is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in…

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