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St AUGUSTINE-OF-HIPPO

Christian Saint

Patron Saint of Beer Brewers and Brewing. Also Printers.

The Father of the Church and Bishop of Hippo in Africa (now Algeria).

His autobiographical ‘Confessions’ encompass the fact that his youth was far from virtuous. He indulged in beer to a most unGodly degree and was not even baptized until 387. Luckily for him his mother, St MONICA, convinced him to change his ways.

He studied law in Rome and Milan and opened a school of rhetoric, preaching every day. He never stopped writing.

He turned out a further two hundred and thirty-two titles, including his ‘City of God’ epic which ran to quite a few volumes.

Due to his former association with alcohol, he’s now renowned as the Patron of Beer Brewers.

St AUGUSTINE-OF-HIPPO FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : AUGUSTINE-OF-HIPPO
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : August 28th
Birth and Death Dates : 354-430
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 172

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Article last updated on 12 February 2009 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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