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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

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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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