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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