Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Feast of Saint Monica

"For my mother, Your faithful servant, wept for me before You more than mothers
weep when lamenting their dead children. By the ‘faith and spiritual discernment’
(Gal 5:5) which she had from You, she perceived the death which held me, and
You heard her, Lord. You heard her and did not despise her tears which poured
forth to wet the ground under her eyes in ever place where she prayed."
--Saint Augustine in Confessions.

Saint Monica, pray for us that our prayers for our children may be answered as were yours so that God may be glorified in their salvation.


  1. Such beautiful, lyrical words. They provide the comfort that only speaking of a mother could give.

  2. Thank you for writing such a nice comment, Oddyoddyo13. Saint Monica is a wonderful example of a persevering mother who knew the value of her son's soul. What a reminder that we can never stop praying, because God does hear and answer our prayers!