St Augustine was converted at the age of thirty three, and was baptised by St Ambrose in Milan. Writing on love, he said: ‘If you keep silent, keep silent by love: if you speak, speak by love; if you correct, correct by love; if you pardon, pardon by love; let love be rooted in you, and from the root nothing but good can grow’.

May God keep you in this way of love; and may He, with the prayers of St Augustine, bless you this day.