Today we hear from our frequent guest, St. Augustine of Hippo who speaks to us about the death of his mother, St. Monnica in 357 at Ostia, the port of Rome. Augustine describes his mother’s life and death in Book 9 of his Confessions. We hear both English and Latin today.
Also, we learn of the Via Francigena, the famous pilgrimage route. The Holy Father mentioned it during his Angelus address on Sunday. We will hear what happened when the Holy Father greeted the new American seminarians who are beginning their studies in Rome.
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