Dr. Paul Thigpen delves into Saint Augustine’s prayer, acknowledging God’s faithful love and providence even in the face of sinners denying Him. As Augustine recounts his journey from North Africa to Rome, the narrative highlights the pivotal role of influential figures, including the Manichaean Bishop Faust and the Bishop Saint Ambrose, in shaping his spiritual transformation. Augustine’s gratitude for the unforeseen ways God guided him becomes a central theme, emphasizing the divine orchestration of events and the power of persevering prayers, notably those of his mother, Monica. The episode concludes with a prayer, echoing Augustine’s plea for a joyful sacrifice of reminiscing about his past and expressing gratitude to God.
Episode seven covers Book V, chapters 1-14.