Augustine's spiritual side and broad spiritual influence are covered here.
In his spiritual tradition all good things come back to the one thing: love, the very centre of Christian existence.
The heart, which artists have often portrayed Augustine holding, is a key to this spiritual tradition.
For Augustine the heart is a metaphor for all that is deepest, truest and personal in every individual person.
He makes frequent use of the heart to signify the affective aspect of faith in God.
He wrote, "You made us for Yourself, O God, and our hearts have unease until they rest in you." ID2655