August 26, 2017

Prayer to St. Monica For the Conversion of Those Who Have Left the Faith

Saint Augustine and Saint Monica

The prayers of Saint Monica, together with God's grace, turned her wayward son, Saint Augustine, from sinner to saint. St. Monica, model of motherhood, your patience and fervent prayers won for the Church a brilliant mind who himself won many souls. We pray especially for loved ones, and anyone who has left the Faith.

Dear Saint Monica, exemplary mother of Saint Augustine. You were once the mournful mother of a prodigal son. Through your constant prayers and petitions to God, he became a great saint. Inspired by your example, we pray that our loved ones who have gone astray may soon be welcomed home to the Church founded by Christ the Lord, to live and love in imitation of the Savior. Amen.
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Prayer for the Intercession of St. Augustine and St. Monica

Almighty God and loving Father, who consoles the sorrowful and who mercifully accepted the motherly tears of Saint Monica for the conversion of her son Saint Augustine, grant us, through the intercession of them both, that we may bitterly regret our sins and find the grace of your pardon. Above all, dear Saint Monica, pray for me that I may, like your son, turn from sin, and become a saint. Amen.

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