Lecturing in Ostia

Lecturing in Ostia

Here we are in the ancient port town of Ostia.  I am giving a lecture on Augustine and Plotinus.  Did you know that Augustine records him and his mother, Monica, having a joint mystical vision?  It is one of the only recorded joint mystical visions in history.  They stood at a window in an apartment here in Ostia, according to the Confessions, and had a vision of heaven, transcending time and space for a brief moment.