A Giant in Western Civilization: St. Augustine of Hippo

with Fr. Andrew Mattingly

A brilliant mind, gifted speaker, and renowned intellectual, St. Augustine of Hippo is recognized as a key figure in both Church and World history.  Delve into details of his personal life with Catholic Bytes, to discover Augustine’s journey from sin to sanctity, from prestige to repentance. Two main ideas are core to his thought – found in his beloved writings, particularly the Confessions – “homesickness” and “restlessness”.

Further Resources:

  1. Book:  St. Augustine of Hippo.  The Confessions (particularly Book VIII)
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Fr. Mattingly is a priest of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, MO. He grew up in North Florida until the age of 13, when his family moved to Missouri. He entered seminary in 2008 and was ordained a priest in June 2015. He just obtained a Licentiate in Church History at the Lateran University in Rome, and is now located at a parish in his diocese. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and disc golf, as well as learning about and experiencing the treasury of the Catholic Church’s sacred music tradition.