Today, I'm sharing some info that I've looked up about St. Monica. She lived from 333-387. Monica was married by arranged marriage to a pagan man, Patritius, who held a position as an official in Tagaste, North Africa. Monica and Patritius did not have a happy marriage, and her constant prayer annoyed him. Still, he maintained reverence for her. The year before her husband died, he and his mother converted to Christianity.
She and Patritius had three children: Augustine, Navigius, and Perpetua.
Monica's children, Navigius and Perpetua entered religious life and Augustine did not right away. She prayed for Augustine for seventeen years before he repented and sought Jesus. Not much is known about St. Monica, other than what is written from her son, St. Augustine of Hippo. It is said that she would beg the priests for prayers for her son so often that they began to try to avoid her persistence. Finally in 387, Augustine was baptized. St. Monica died that same year on her way back to Africa from Rome.
Feast Day: August 27
For prayers to St. Monica, Check out these sites:
St. Monica, Pray for us.
That's all for today!