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Biography of Saint Augustine


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Augustine, Saint, one of the fathers of the Christian Church, was born at Tagaste in Africa in 354. In his youth he was favorable to the Manichean doctrines. Subsequently, he became bishop of Hippo, and wrote with great force against all whom he deemed heretics. He died in 430. Another St. Augustine (or St. Austen), called the "Apostle of the English," was sent with a party of forty monks by Pope Gregory I to preach the Gospel in England in 597, where he was advanced to be first Archbishop of Canterbury. The exact date of his death is not known.