Franciscan Mission Associates (FMA), now in its 56th year of service to the missions of the world, is a spiritually based organization with worldwide mission-helping undertakings. It promotes information about and interest in the missionaries and their people – particularly in the Franciscan Missions of Central America, but also in the inner cities of the United States and Canada as well as every continent in the world.
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Saint of the Month
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.
If there are mothers out there who suffer from children gone astray, here is your saint whom you could take as a role model. For wives whose husbands are disloyal and abusive, Saint Monica is also your saint whom you could ask for prayer.
Prayer of the Month
Holy Saint Monica, troubled wife and mother, many sorrows pierced your heart throughout your life, yet you never despaired or lost faith. With confidence, determination, and deep faith, you prayed daily for the conversion of your beloved husband and son. Your fervent prayers were answered.
Grand me the same fortitude, patience, and abiding trust in the Lord. I earnestly pray for your intercession dear St. Monica, that God may favorably hear my plea and grant me the grace to accept His will in all things, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, in the union of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen