St. Monica

St. Monica

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

Feast Day: Roman Rite Calendar - 08/27
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* 27 August_x000D_
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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._x000D_
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* 322 at Tagaste (Souk Ahrus), Roman North Africa (modern Algeria)_x000D_
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Died_x000D_
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* 387 at Ostia, Italy_x000D_
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* Pre-Congregation_x000D_
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Patronage_x000D_
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* abuse victims_x000D_
* alcoholics_x000D_
* alcoholism_x000D_
* Archconfraternity of Christian Mothers_x000D_
* Bevilacqua, Italy_x000D_
* difficult marriages_x000D_
* disappointing children_x000D_
* homemakers_x000D_
* housewives_x000D_
* Mabini, Bohol, Philippines_x000D_
* married women_x000D_
* mothers_x000D_
* victims of adultery_x000D_
* victims of unfaithfulness_x000D_
* victims of verbal abuse_x000D_
* widows_x000D_
* wives_x000D_
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* Prayer to Saint Monica_x000D_
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