From youth he was a friend of Saint Augustine of Hippo. Studied law in Rome, Italy. Magistrate in Rome. When Augustine went to Rome, Alipius resigned his position and followed. Convert to Christianity, baptized by Saint Ambrose in Milan on Easter Eve 387 with Augustine. Monk for three years. Pilgrim to the Holy Lands. Priest, ordained in Hippo, North Africa. Bishop of Tagaste, North Africa for 30 years. Fought the Donatist and Pelagian heresies. Augustine wrote of his old friend, clearly describing Alipius’s holiness.
- 430 of natural causes
- “Saint Alipius of Tagaste“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 March 2016. Web. 27 August 2016. <>