Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430 CE)  one of the most revered doctors of the ecclesia catholica, might not have been so highly esteemed had he fl ourished centuries afterwards in a world of uberveillance . One of the unique aspects of Augustine's life that endeared him to the community of the faithful, both past and present, was his rising up from the "fornications"  and the "delight in thievery"  to become a paradigm for both the eastern and western churches of the penitent who becomes a saint.
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