During this special Jubilee year of Mercy; the invitation of a Holy Year, we are offered the option of 'mini pilgrimages' to certain places of special grace. Click below to see where in NH these Holy Doors are located. Don't close your hearts to the mercy God is willing to give.
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St. Augustine of Hippo is quite possibly the Church’s most famous convert. Born in what is now Algeria on November 13, 354, Augustine was raised as a Christian by his mother, St. Monica, but he soon turned to the pursuit of pleasure, and immersed himself in vice. A gifted and intelligent student, Augustine embraced the Manichaean heresy, and devoted himself to spreading its principals and opinions. Eventually, Augustine became disenchanted with Manichaeism, moved to Italy, and came under the influence of Saint Ambrose, a relationship that led to his ultimate conversion. Augustine tried to avoid entering the priesthood, but was finally persuaded, and was ordained in 391. His priestly ministry of five years was marked by excellence in preaching, and a prodigious skill in combating heresy. He reluctantly became Bishop of Hippo at the age of 42, and remained in this post for thirty-four years. Augustine wished to avoid the turmoil of an election following his death, so he arranged for his successor to be chosen. Augustine died on August 28, 430, following a brief illness. His feast day is August 28.
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