TAN Direction Episode 14 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: The Life of St. Monica


Episode 14 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: The Life of St. Monica

Dr. Paul Thigpen delves into the remarkable life of Saint Monica, Saint Augustine’s mother. Despite her struggles, Monica’s faith and determination profoundly influenced Augustine’s spiritual journey. Through anecdotes of her childhood, marriage, and final moments, Augustine reflects on her virtues and the power of grace. The episode culminates in a poignant plea for prayers for Monica’s soul, highlighting the enduring impact of her devout life.

Episode 14 covers Book IX, Chapters 8-13.

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Paul Thigpen, PhD, is an internationally known speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning journalist. He has published more than sixty books, including the Manual for Spiritual Warfare, Saints Who Saw Hell, and Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Catholic Faith. In addition, he has published more than five hundred journal and magazine articles in more than forty religious and secular periodicals. His work has been circulated worldwide and translated into sixteen languages. Paul graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a BA in Religious Studies. Awarded the Woodruff, Javitz, and Salvatori Fellowships for graduate study, he earned an MA and PhD in historical theology from Emory University. In 2008, Paul was appointed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to their National Advisory Council. He has also served the Church as a university theology professor, historian, apologist, catechist, and musician.

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