Today is the feast of Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo.
Although I have been critical of his views on sexuality here lately I have to say that Augustine is one of the greatest thinkers in the history of Christianity. I would put only Anselm and Aquinas above him.
And his sexual teachings, although now largely discarded, were actually quite an improvement over what some others, particularly Jerome, offered at the time. There was an inherent moderation and justice in what Augustine taught even when he was in error.
His Confessions are one of the few books that everyone should read. Wittgenstein once called this book, "The most serious book ever written." He was right.
Augustine is the patron saint of brewers. Hoist a cold one in his honour.