November 2, 2016

All Souls’ Day 2016; Athenaeum of Ohio

I. Introduction A. In his autobiography The Confessions, St. Augustine records so movingly his last moments with his mother, Saint Monica, as she lay dying, still only in her mid-fifties, in the Roman suburb of Ostia. Augustine and his brother, overcome with grief, were discussing the practicalities of the funeral arrangements for their mother. B....
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