Wednesday, August 26, 2009

St. Monica, Pray for us!

Tomorrow is the feast of St. Monica, the day before the feast of her son, St. Augustine. I have always had a special place in my heart for St. Monica, but especially recently as our son was diagnosed with a disorder and will likely have long-term behavioral issues. When I feel overwhelmed and anxious about the future it is a comfort to turn to St. Monica, who walked a hard road with trust, abandonment and patience.

How can a mother not love this saint who shed tears and implored heaven on her son's behalf? Would that I could be as persistent and patient as St. Monica!

Charlotte of Waltzing Matilda
has a beautiful coloring image of St. Monica here.

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