Contents – Book IX

Contents – Book IX  Book IX Chapter I He praises God, the author of safety, and Jesus Christ, the redeemer, acknowledging his own wickedness. Chapter...

Chapter I – He Praises God, The Author Of Safety, And Jesus Christ, The Redeemer, Acknowledging His Own Wickedness.

BOOK NINE The end of the autobiography. Augustine tells of his resigning from his professorship and of the days at Cassiciacum in preparation for baptism....

Chapter II – As His Lungs Were Affected, He Meditates Withdrawing Himself From Public Favour.

BOOK NINE CHAPTER II 2. And it seemed right to me, in thy sight, not to snatch my tongue’s service abruptly out of the speech...

Chapter III – He Retires To The Villa Of His Friend Verecundus, Who Was Not Yet A Christian, And Refers To His Conversion And Death, As well As That Of Nebridius.

BOOK NINE CHAPTER III 5. Verecundus was severely disturbed by this new happiness of mine, since he was still firmly held by his bonds and...

Chapter IV – In the Country He Gives His Attention To Literature, And Explains The Fourth Psalm In Connection With The Happy Conversion Of Alypius. He Is Troubled With Toothache.

BOOK NINE CHAPTER IV 7. Finally the day came on which I was actually to be relieved from the professorship of rhetoric, from which I...

Chapter V – At The Recommendation Of Ambrose, He Reads The Prophecies Of Isaiah, But Does Not Understand Them.

BOOK NINE CHAPTER V 13. Now that the vintage vacation was ended, I gave notice to the citizens of Milan that they might provide their...

Chapter VI – He Is Baptized At Milan With Alypius And His Son Adeodatus. The Book “De Magistro.”

BOOK NINE CHAPTER VI 14. When the time arrived for me to give in my name, we left the country and returned to Milan. Alypius...

Chapter VII – Of The Church Hymns Instituted At Milan; Of The Ambrosian Persecution Raised By Justina; And Of The Discovery Of The Bodies Of Two Martyrs.

BOOK NINE CHAPTER VII 15. The church of Milan had only recently begun to employ this mode of consolation and exaltation with all the brethren...

Chapter VIII – Of The Conversion Of Evodius, And The Death Of His Mother When Returning With Him To Africa; And Whose Education he Tenderly Relates.

BOOK NINE CHAPTER VIII 17. Thou, O Lord, who makest men of one mind to dwell in a single house, also broughtest Evodius to join...

Chapter IX – He Describes The Praiseworthy Habits Of His Mother; Her Kindness Towards Her Husband And Her Sons.

BOOK NINE CHAPTER IX 19. Thus modestly and soberly brought up, she was made subject to her parents by thee, rather more than by her...

Chapter X – A Conversation He Had With His Mother Concerning The Kingdom Of Heaven.

BOOK NINE CHAPTER X 23. As the day now approached on which she was to depart this life–a day which thou knewest, but which we...

Chapter XI – His Mother, Attacked By Fever, Dies At Ostia.

BOOK NINE CHAPTER XI 27. I do not well remember what reply I made to her about this. However, it was scarcely five days later–certainly...

Chapter XII – How He Mourned His Dead Mother.

BOOK NINE CHAPTER XII 29. I closed her eyes; and there flowed in a great sadness on my heart and it was passing into tears,...

Chapter XIII – He Entreats God For Her Sins, And Admonishes His Readers To Remember Her Piously.

BOOK NINE CHAPTER XIII 34. Now that my heart is healed of that wound–so far as it can be charged against me as a carnal...