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Saint of the Month
Feast Day – August 27
Saint Monica is a patron saint for mothers and wives. She was an exemplary woman who never gave up hope and her faith in God among all the tribulations in her family life.
Many people pray to Saint Monica for their children to find their way, for peace from addiction and for strength and compassion in the midst of abusive relationships.
Prayer of the Month
O Holy Saint Monica,
the Lord taught you to persevere for the good of your family, and I ask you to hear my prayers. Help me to be a good parent to my children and wife to my husband. Help me to have patience with them and give me the strength to guide them to the right path. Help me to always forgive and be a model of goodness as you were.
Grant me your same enduring and unwavering faith and trust in the Lord. Intercede for me, dear St. Monica, that God may listen to the sorrows and favorably hear my plea for (mention intervention), and bless me with the grace to embrace His will in all things.