Memorial of Saint Monica

August 27, 2021 – Memorial of Saint Monica

A brief reflection on Saint Monica:

Today, with Google searches, online shopping, text messages, tweets, and instant credit, we have little patience for things that take time. Likewise, we want instant answers to our prayers. Monica is a model of patience. Her long years of prayer, coupled with a strong, well-disciplined character, finally led to the conversion of her hot-tempered husband, her cantankerous mother-in-law and her brilliant but wayward son, Augustine (who would become Saint Augustine).

Source: https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-monica

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