St Augustine

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St Augustine is the famous son of St Monica. He was born in Northern Africa in 354 and he is well-known for his conversion from a life of parties, entertainment, and worldly ambitions to a life as a priest, bishop and famous writer via the prayers of his holy mother. His complete turnaround and conversion has been an inspiration to many who struggle with a particular vice or habit they long to break. His most famous work is The Confessions.  It reflects upon his life in the light of scripture and the presence of God. Augustine died 354 and is the patron saint of brewers and theologians.

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Fr Anthony is a priest of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel, and is currently the Director of Identity and Mission at the Australian Catholic University.