Facts About St. Augustine
Saint Augustine of Hippo lived from 354 to 430. According
to Philip Schaff in History of the Christian Church,
Saint Augustine of Hippo was "a philosophical
and theological genius of the first order, dominating,
like a pyramid, antiquity and the succeeding ages. Compared
with the great philosophers of past centuries and modern
times, he is the equal of them all; among theologians
he is undeniably the first, and such has been his influence
that none of the Fathers, Scholastics, or Reformers
has surpassed it."
Saint Augustine of Hippo Renowned
Saint Augustine of Hippo was a great thinker, not only
with regard to Christianity and its teachings but with
universal philosophies of man. He is second to none
in his views and teachings. He has influenced the greatest
philosophers and theologians in the world.
Christians Thankful to Saint Augustine
Since the time Saint Augustine of Hippo began his writings
right up to the present day, Christians thank him for
his theological theories, new views toward Christianity,
and clear teachings. He put the Christian faith in a
new light all followers of Jesus
could understand and study.
St. Augustine of Hippo Writings Include
St. Augustine of Hippo Principles
God is the absolute Master, by His grace, of
all determinations of the will
Man remains free, even under the action of grace
The reconciliation of these two truths rests
on the manner of Divine government.
St Augustine of Hippo Prayer
Therefore once for all this short command is given to
"Love and do what you will."
If you keep silent, keep silent by love:
if you speak, speak by love;
if you correct, correct by love;
if you pardon, pardon by love;
let love be rooted in you,
and from the root nothing but good can grow.
Catholics Honor St. Augustine of
Catholics today honor Saint Augustine of Hippo by wearing
a Saint Augustine of Hippo medal or Saint Augustine
of Hippo pendant in honor of the great Church Doctor.
Each time they see the Saint Augustine of Hippo medallion,
they pray for the same wisdom that he had with regard
to their faith in the Catholic Church.