Tagaste, Numidia, Roman Empire
Ostia, Italy, Roman Empire
Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox,
Anglican Communion & Lutheran churches
Patron Saint of:
Wives and mothers, difficult marriages,
victims of unfaithfullness or adultery, and verbal abuse
Prayer to St. Monica
(For our children)
Great St. Monica,
Patroness of fathers and mothers,
Please take our children,
Especially those who have turned
From the ways of God and His Church,
Under Your protection.
Let them always remain faithful
To their baptismal vows.
Give them strength to walk always
In the ways of the Lord,
Despote the temptations
And false values they find in the world today.
Grant that they may share with you
In the joys of eternal life in Gold.
Prayer to St. Monica,
(Patroness of Mothers)
Blessed Monica, mother of St. Augustine,
We give thanks to our Father in Heaven
Who looked with mercy upon your tears
Over your wayward son.
His conversion and heroic sanctification
Were the fruit of your prayers.
Dear St. Monica
We now ask you to pray with us
For all those sons and daughters
Who have wandered away from God,
And to add your prayers
to those of all mothers
Who are worried over their children.
Pray also for us that,
Following your example, we may,
In the company of our children,
One day enjoy the eternal vision
Of our Father in Heaven.