13.  THE QUESTON WAS…..After a difficult spiritual struggle, St. Augustine surrendered himself to Christ fully, and pledged what?

 a.   Money to public television

 b.   allegiance to the African flag

c.     chastity until death


THE ANSWER IS. C.He vowed to be chaste for the rest of his life.


St. Augustine wanted to surrender himself to the Lord, but at first was not strong enough in his faith. He tried to postpone the inevitable by saying: "Lord, give me chastity... but not yet."

But then he prayed over the Bible verses: and read, "Let us throw off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves properly as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness; not in sexual excess and lust; not in quarreling and jealousy. Rather put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the desires of the flesh." (Romans 13:12-13)

St. Augustines heart was converted more deeply. He promised to be chaste for life, to give up his plan to marry, and to give up pleasures of this world.


www.catholic.net/RCC/Periodicals/Faith/0708-96/articl10.html (Mini-bio of St. Augustine)

www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=418 (Another Mini-bio of St. Augustine)

www.newadvent.org/cathen/02084a.htm (St. Augustine: Catholic Encyclopedia)

www.catholicculture.org/docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=5442 (St. Augustine: written by Pope John Paul II)


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