Today is the Feast of St. Monica

Saint Monica was an early Christian saint and the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo. She is honoured in the Roman Catholic Church where she is remembered and venerated for her outstanding Christian virtues, particularly the suffering against the adultery of her husband, and a prayerful life dedicated to the reformation of her son, who wrote extensively of her pious acts and life with her.

Patron Saint of: Alcoholics, Married women, Mothers

Intercessory Prayer to St. Monica

Dear St. Monica,
troubled wife and mother, many sorrows pierced your heart during your lifetime. Yet, you never despaired or lost faith.
With confidence, persistence, and profound faith, you prayed daily for the conversion of your beloved husband, Patricius, and your beloved son, Augustine; your prayers were answered.
Grant me that same fortitude, patience, and trust in the Lord.
Intercede for me, dear St. Monica, that God may favorably hear my plea for

(Make your request)

and grant me the grace to accept His Will in all things, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.


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