View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

St. Monica

You've got to admire St. Monica's persistence.

A Christian, she was married to a pagan who had a temper, and was constantly unfaithful. She prayed and prayed for his conversion, and he finally did a year before he died.

She had three children that we know of. Two of the three entered religious live, but the third, St. Augustine, lived a wild life. She never gave up praying for his conversion: It took 17 years. Just after his conversion, she died.

She is the patron of wives and verbal abuse victims.

I think she should also be the patron of people who never give up.


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