Saturday, October 2, 2021

St. Augustine’s Conversion Story Gives Hope

Bishop James T. Schuerman, on the then-upcoming August 28th annual Feast of Saint Augustine of Hippo, in the Milwaukee Catholic Herald.

"His most popular work by far is known to us by the title, The Confessions of St. Augustine. Much of what Augustine described in this autobiographical account revolves around the metaphor of liberation from slavery. Augustine wrote about how at different points of his life he fell into various traps that kept him from finding true happiness in God. The traps that enslaved him included his obsession with theater, his acting out carnal desires, his involvement in a heretical sect and his distorted understanding of God."

See Augustine, The Confessions, The City of God, and On Christian Doctrine, in Great Books of the Western World (first edition, 52 Vol., 1952) volume 18, and (second edition, 60 Vol., 1990) volume 16.

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