388 A.D. Augustine sails to North Africa and goes to Thagaste where he founds a lay community.
389 A.D. Adeodatus, son of Augustine, dies in Thagaste.
391 A.D. Augustine is ordained a priest in Hippo. This picture is of the excavations of the Basilica Pacis, in Hippo, where Augustine exercised his ministries.
395-397 A.D. Augustine succeeds Valerius as bishop of Hippo and founds a monastery for clerics in Hippo. He begins writing The Confessions.
397 A.D. Augustine writes the Rule at the request of monks in the Hippo monastery when he moves from there to the bishop's house. The Rule was also adapted for monasteries of women.
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