St. Augustine of Hippo Commemorative Plaque

St. Augustine of Hippo Commemorative Plaque

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Plaque commemorating the place where, for more than two hundred years, the mortal remains of St. Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430) would rest, worshipped by local people.
St. Augustine of Hippo Commemorative Plaque

A commemorative plaque was placed along Carlo Felice road in honour of Saint Agostino of Ippona, where the remains of the famous father and doctor of the Church rested for more than two hundred years. The body of the saint reached Cagliari in 507-508 with the North African diaspora and following the vandal conquest.

Agostino took refuge in Ippona together with other bishops and the comes Bonifacio, when he was expelled from Carthage. But, at the beginning of the siege by the Vandals, he was hit by a fatal disease and, after three months, on August 28, 430, he died at the age of 75.

In 718 his coffin, venerated for centuries in Cagliari where he had been taken by exiles who fled the Vandal invasion of North Africa, was transported by the Lombard king Liutprando from Sardinia to Pavia. Since then his remains are kept in the basilica of Saint Pietro in Ciel d'Oro.

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