Augustine, bishop and doctor – August 28th
St Augustine (d. 430, Annaba, Algeria) (Relics: Pavia, Italy; Annaba, Algeria)
Upon his death St Augustine was buried in the ancient city of Hippo in Northern Africa. A few decades later, due to the growing persecution of Christians in that area, his remains were transferred to Sardinia. In 720 AD Sardinia itself became unsafe; therefore, his remains were again moved. This time they were brought to Pavia, Italy.
First Class Relics
San Pietro in Ciel D'Oro
(Saint Peter in the Heavens of Gold)
Piazza San Pietro in Ciel D’Oro
27100 Pavia, Italy
*The remains of St Augustine rest within a glass-sided urn located within the large funerary monument in the main sanctuary of this church.
*Boethius is also buried in this church. His tomb rests within the crypt and is labeled S. Severini Boetii.
(Basilica of Saint Augustine)
*This magnificent basilica was completed in 1881 and rests upon a hill overlooking the ruins of the ancient city of Hippo. In 1842 several arm bones of St Augustine, the former bishop of Hippo, were returned to this city. These bones now rest within a glass tube inserted into the arm of a life size marble statue of the saint.
Churches of Honor in Rome
Sant'Agostino (Saint Augustine)
*This church is near Piazza Navona.
*The chapel in the right transept is dedicated to St Augustine.
*Also the relics of St Augustine’s mother, St Monica (d. 387), are in the chapel to the left of the main altar.
Gesu e Maria (Jesus and Mary)
Via del Corso 45
*This church is near Piazza del Popolo. It is dedicated to the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.
*The painting in the third chapel on the left side of the nave depicts St Augustine and St Monica venerating an image of Our Lady of Divine Help (Madonna del Divino Aiuto).