St. Monica Patron Saint
St. Monica is most well known for her patronage of wives,
abuse victims, and mothers. Many times victims of abuse,
mothers having difficulty with children and wives who
are suffering from the loss of a spouse or an unfaithful
husband wear a St. Monica medal to give them the courage
to carry on with their lives. Praying to St. Monica
is a way for them to find peace and faith that Jesus
will give them the help and mercy that they long for.
Giving a St. Monica necklace or a St. Monica charm to
people who have this saint as a patron is a wonderful
way to help them through hard times.
St. Monica Prayers
Mother's Prayer to St. Monica
O glorious St. Monica, greatly challenged among mothers,
I feel particularly attracted by you who gave such an
enlightened example of motherly love.
Who could understand better than you the anxieties
and fears of a mother worrying about the eternal salvation
of her children? You endured all, since in the order
of nature, St. Augustine is the fruit of your womb,
and in the order of grace, the fruit of your tears.
For this reason I am greatly convinced that if you here
on earth, with the sanctity of your life and the perserverance
of your prayers, were one of the great models of the
Christian mother, you must enjoy in heaven the privilage
of being their singular protector.
Obtain for me the grace to faithfully imitate your
virtues, and furthermore, may my children avoid those
errors and failures you disapproved of so strongly in
your son. And if it will happen, to my misfortune, that
they too fall, grant me the grace to obtain with my
prayers, supported by yours, as perfect a conversion
as you were able to obtain for your son. Amen.
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 that 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. Amen.
~~ from "Prayers for Today," published by
Leaflet Missal Co
Parent's Prayer to St. Monica
O Lord, Who taught Monica to persevere for the good
of her family, help me to be a better parent to my children.
Help me to have patience with them when they misbehave
and give me the strength to guide them gently to the
right path. Permit me always to forgive their misdeeds
and keep me from speaking harshly or punishing unwisely.
Please help me to be a beacon of goodness for them as
they grow to adulthood and to be a good example to them
in all that I say and do. Amen.
are available in 14k gold, sterling silver
and gold filled.
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. Have the jewelry store engrave the recipient's
name on the back of the pendant along with a short
message or date if appropriate.
Large Gold St. Monica
are available in 14k gold, gold filled
and sterling silver. All sterling silver items
come with a 18 inch or 24 inch chain.
is the perfect size for a charm bracelet
or a necklace for a child. All gold filled and
sterling silver pendants come with a chain.
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