TAN Direction Episode 5 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Later Youth


Episode 5 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Later Youth

St. Augustine, initially a gifted young man, faced moral challenges in the vice-ridden city of Carthage. Engaging in lustful pursuits and embracing the theater, Augustine’s soul grappled with the consequences of his actions. The episode concludes with glimpses of Saint Monica, Augustine’s mother, persistently praying for his return to the true faith, offering a powerful example of perseverance in intercession.

Episode five covers Book III, chapters 1-12.

Meet Your Host

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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