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Prayer to St. Monica: Help my child turn to Christ!

Beloved Saint Monica, Mother of the great saint, Augustine of Hippo — Father and Doctor of the Church — had her hands full with her son who was both a brilliant student and something of a youthful hedonist, fathering a child out of wedlock at the age of 19. 598 more words


My son didn't even go to Christmas Mass this year

Last year my now 22-year-old son came with us to Christmas Mass.  He hadn’t been going to weekly Mass in a couple of years — at least since early college — but at least he came for Christmas. 620 more words


5 Saints who didn't get along with their families

Ever since the beginning of this world, the human family has been at the heart of our existence. We are born into families and it is our families who shape and mold us into the person we become. 991 more words


Saint Monica

Today is the feast of Saint Monica, mother of Saint Augustine, patroness of drunkards, married women and mothers. It was the effect of Saint Monica’s prayers which led to the conversion of her spoiled, wayward, pagan son, whom she followed about, in the tradition of good Catholic mothers everywhere (ahem).   242 more words


Saint Monica and Climbing the Mountain of the Lord

August 27

Saint Monica

This morning, I went to Mass as I usually do. I don’t remember exactly what the readings were, or what the homily was about so much. 823 more words

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Santa Monica and Saint Monica

I’ve walked past this statue hundreds of times in the last half century. I always wound up shaking my head because St. Monica is made to look so Nordic. 139 more words

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