St. Monica (322?-387 A.D.): A Saint for Modern Mothers. St. Monica shows us that through incessant prayer for our families and trust in the Lord, we may through the grace of God lead our children to Heaven. Her perseverance in prayer helped transform her son, Augustine, from a decadent sinner to a saint who would eventually become a Doctor of the Church.
Saint Monica, once the sorrowing mother of a wayward son. Look down upon our anxieties and needs, and intercede for us, as you did so fervently for Augustine. Obtain for us patience, perseverance, and total trust in God's perfect timing. In His appointed hour, in His merciful way, may He respond to your prayer and ours, which we offer through you.Based on a prayer from :st-monicas-kneeler