Come and pray for our loved ones and friends who have fallen away from the faith at 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲 from 7:30pm – 8:30pm in the Church.
𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗦𝘁 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝘁 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲….
It is a story of yesterday… and today. St. Monica faced the challenge of having a pagan husband and faced an even deeper grief when her oldest son, Augustine, turned away from the Church. In college, Augustine, a brilliant student, fell for a “New Age” like philosophy, along with a string of vices. He eventually returned home, accompanied by his girlfriend and their young son.
Throughout it all, St. Monica persisted in her prayers, which ultimately were answered beyond her imagining—though not quickly, nor in exactly the way she had thought. Still, God’s grace bore fruit in His time. After 17 years of spiritual wandering, Augustine experienced a profound conversion, becoming a great saint and one of the most influential theologians in Christian history.
Join us at OLM on Mondays at 7:30 pm, where we can find inspiration and companionship in the stories of St. Monica and St. Augustine. Together, let’s reflect on our family situations and navigate the challenges we encounter with our loved ones who may have strayed from the Church. See you there!