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Saints who were sinners

Slide 1 of 19: Saint Augustin (Saint Augustin d'Hippone 354-430) en etude fresque de Botticelli en 1480, collection Ognissanti , Florence  --- Saint Augustine in his study Fresco by Botticelli (1445-1510), 1480

Little is known about many saints, even down to how many exist. But before they became religious figures, several saints walked a bad path. This All Saints' Day, read on to learn which saints were prostitutes, gamblers and murderers before converting.

SAINT AUGUSTINE

Before he became a prominent Christian philosopher (when did he convert?) and later, a saint, Augustine led quite a sinful life. The unmarried teen took a lover, which was bad enough, but the relationship’s result was frowned upon even more. The youngster maintained some faith during this time, and is famous for this humorous prayer.

BING: WHAT WAS HIS SIN?

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