Conversion in Italy

The preachings of St. Ambrose, the literature of the Neoplatonists, meditation of the Letters of St Paul, assiduous praying and the tears of his mother lead Augustine back to the Catholic Church. The scene in the garden in Milan is the final conclusion of this harrowing journey.

After an experience of a few months preparing for baptism (November 386 - March 387), which he spends at Cassiciacum (Italy, Brianza) in the Villa of the grammarian Verecondo, dedicating himself to prayer, study and work, he returns to Milan for the baptism, which he receives on the night of Holy Saturday night, 24-25 April 387.

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