By Joseph- age 10

St. Monica was born in Northern Africa. She married a pagan. He made her suffer because of his bad temper. Still, Monica never talked back to him, but spoke good of him. He died in the year 372. He was baptized on his death bed.

Monica had a son whose name was Augustine. He lived a sinful life. He went to Rome without Monica. St Monica followed him there. Later on he converted and he became a teacher. He also became a priest and a a bishop. St. Monica died in the year 387.

Novena to St. Monica

Dear St Monica, troubled wife and mother,
Many sorrows pierced your heart
During your lifetime.
Yet you never despaired or lost faith.
With confidence, persistence and profound faith,
You prayed daily for the conversion
Of your beloved husband, Patricius
And your beloved son, Augustine.

Grant me that same fortitude,
Patience and trust in the Lord.
Intercede for me, dear St. Monica,
That God may favorably hear my plea

(mention your petition here)

And grant me the grace
To accept his will in all things,
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
In the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God forever and ever. Amen.