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St. Monica + Cinderella?

If you read my post from last Friday you know that I’m in a bit of a slump at the moment. Obviously it’s not something I want to continually write about (I mean, it is kind of personal to publicly blog about, and no one likes a complainer, right?), but today it’s relevant in order to lead into this post. 447 more words

The Most Intimate Encounter: Called to Consummation

I find it difficult to take spiritual counsel from other women. I could enumerate the reasons why: that I am proud and selfish, that there always seem to be too many words and qualifying statements involved, that I don’t like… 1,213 more words


Patron Saints to Intercede for You as You Prepare for Marriage

A friend of mind, a non-denominational Christian, once gave me a piece of advice when I was going through a hard time that I just couldn’t follow. 1,072 more words

Feast of Saint Monica (27 August 2015)

As we celebrate today the commemoration of Saint Monica, the mother of the great Father and Doctor Saint Augustine, we come to one of the poignant readings to be found in the Liturgy of the Hours. 479 more words

Daily Messages

A Mother's Love: Saint Monica

I was sixteen-years old when I was going through the Confirmation program. When it came time for me to pick a saint, I was torn between all the single saintly ladies: Teresa of Avila and Catherine of Siena were my top picks, but so were Agnes of Rome, Maria Goretti, and Cecilia.  1,128 more words


Catholic Exchange: St. Monica Teaches Us to Persevere in Hope

Today is the feast of Saint Monica followed by the feast of Saint Augustine, her son, tomorrow. Her life is a tremendous example of perseverance, faith, and hope. 216 more words

Jesus Christ


We remember two saints together this week in our calendar, Monica and her son Augustine. I was thinking of a song I knew long ago, “A Mother’s Love’s a Blessing.” Augustine could have sung that song. 446 more words