383-384 A.D. Augustine, with family and friends, sets sail to Rome where he will teach, knowingly leaving his mother behind praying in a chapel. Monica returns to Thagaste.
384 A.D. (Fall) Augustine is appointed official orator in Milan.
385 A.D. Monica joins Augustine in Milan. Augustine visits the bishop of Milan, Ambrose, and attends Sunday worship to hear the famed preacher.
386 A.D. Monica arranges a legally and sociably suitable marriage for her son. Augustine's partner, the mother of Adeodatus, returns to North Africa alone. Adeodatus remains with his father.
386 A.D. Augustine has a great moment of conversion to Christianity in the garden of his residence in Milan.
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