St. Augustine of Hippo was born on November 13, in 354 AD. He was born in Thagaste in Africa. He is also recognized as Saint Augustine. Saint Augustine was a theologian, philosopher, and the bishop of Hippo Regius. His writings influence people of philosophy. He was one of the most important people of the Latin Church. His memorial is celebrated on the day of his death, August 28th. Augustine is known as the patron saint of printers, brewers, theologians. Right before the death of St.Augustine, a German tribe had him converted to Arianiam, The German tribe besieged Hippo in the spring of 430, when Augustine became very ill. They tried to heal him by doing a miracle and this took place during the siege. Soon after he died, the Germans lifted up the siege of Hippo, but when they returned back to the city they burned it. They burned everything except St.Augustine's library and cathedral , which they didn’t bother. St. Augustine's body was moved to Cagliari, by the bishops expelled from Africa. In 720 AD, the remains of St. Augustin was moved again by Peter, bishop of Pavia. In January of 1327, Pope John XXII appointed the Augustian guardians of the tomb of Augustine, which was made again in 1362 and carved with bas-reliefs of scenes from Augustine’s life. In 1842, a small piece of St.Augustine's right arm was secured from Pavia and returned to Annaba.
O Lord my God, I believe in you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Insofar as I can, insofar as you have given me the power, I have sought you. I became weary and I labored. O Lord my God, my sole hope, help me to believe and never to cease seeking you. Amen.
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