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Monica's Son; Ambrose's Friend
Saint Augustine of Hippo, Hugh Pope, O.P., 1949
Thagaste, North Africa, November 13, 354
Tunesia, Gracchi Brothers
Battle of Zama Regina
Bishop Alypius, Bishop Firmus
Firmus Nomine/ Firmior Voluntate!
"Romans," Hellenes, Jews, Arabs, Berbers
Donatists, Manicheans, Pelagians
Terance: Publicus Terantius Afer, Apuleius of Madaura, Arnobius of Sicca, Lactantius
C. Marius Victorinus, Saint Optatus
Friends Alypius, Possidius, Romanianus, Licentius, Navigius, "sister"
Patritius and Monica
son Adeodatus "in him there is naught of me save my sin" (Confessions, IX, 14)
"I deceived her when she clung to me and tried to make me come back home or at least to let her come with me ..."
Senator and philosopher Symmachus, Prefect of Rome
"the holy old man Simplicianus," assistant to Pope Damasus Simplicianus Victorinus
Verecundus of Milan: Cassisiacum
Augustine, Monica, Alypius, Adeodatus, Navigius, Licentius
De Beata Vita
"Nothing is far from God; no reason to fear He will find it difficult at the end of the world to know whence to raise me."
coajdutor bishop of Hippo, Christmas 395
"For i have made up my mind that, God willing, any leisure time I may have over from those occupations which the needs of the Church whose servant I am, demand, must be wholly devoted to ecclesiastical studies; indeed, I think that in that sphere I may, by God's mercy, be of some use to prosperity."
"Herein you have a portrait of me which will prevent you from praising me beyond my desserts; therein you have to believe me -- not other people -- about myself."