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St. Monica Ceramic Plaque

Item Number: 13378

Catalog Code: P85


Monica Ceramic Plaque

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Monica (Monika, Monique) [332-387], mother of St. Augustine and model of indefatigable prayer and surely patron of all whose sons who have brought grief to their mothers. After more than thirty years of prayer she saw her waistral son become an exemplary bishop and doctor of the Christian church. She is patron of mothers, difficult marriages, victims of physical abuse and unfaithfulness, of alcoholism and of widows. Her feast is August 27.


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9"  (22.8 cm)
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St. Monica

St. Monica Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/27


Patron Of: Abuse Victims, Alcoholics, Difficult Marriages, Disappointing Children, Homemakers, Housemakers, Housewives, Married Women, Mothers, Widows

Memorial

    * 27 August

Profile

    Raised in a Christian family, she was given in marriage to a bad-tempered, adulterous pagan named Patricius. Mother of two, one of whom is Saint Augustine of Hippo whose writings about her are the primary source of our information about Monica. She prayed constantly for the conversion of her husband (who converted on his death bed), and of her son (who converted after a wild life). Spiritual student of Saint Ambrose of Milan. Reformed alcoholic.

Born

    * 322 at Tagaste (Souk Ahrus), Roman North Africa (modern Algeria)

Died

    * 387 at Ostia, Italy

Canonized

    * Pre-Congregation

Patronage

    * abuse victims
    * alcoholics
    * alcoholism
    * Archconfraternity of Christian Mothers
    * Bevilacqua, Italy
    * difficult marriages
    * disappointing children
    * homemakers
    * housewives
    * Mabini, Bohol, Philippines
    * married women
    * mothers
    * victims of adultery
    * victims of unfaithfulness
    * victims of verbal abuse
    * widows
    * wives

Prayers

    * Prayer to Saint Monica

Representation

    * girdle
    * tears

 



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