Sunday, August 26, 2007

Ss. Monica & Augustine, please pray...

This week we celebrate the dual Feasts of Ss. Monica & Augustine, St. Monica on the 27th, her son on the 28th. Let us pray to them both for the conversion of many sinners, and most especially for those in our own lives who have fallen away from the True Faith, or who may be in need of conversion. Here is a short, traditional prayer to St. Monica:
"Exemplary Mother of the great Augustine, you perseveringly pursued your wayward son not with wild threats but with prayerful cries to heaven. Intercede for all mothers in our day so that they may learn to draw their children to God. Teach them how to remain close to their children, even the prodigal sons and daughters who have sadly gone astray." Amen.

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