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« on: August 27, 2010, 02:47:12 PM »

Son, nothing in this world now affords me delight. I do not know what there is now for me to do or why I am still here, all my hopes in this world being now fulfilled.

--Saint Monica, about the conversion of Saint Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 02:55:53 PM »

What hope this great saint inspires for mothers who pray for the conversion of their family.
She, through her prayers not only converted her wayward son Augustine, but also her husband and other family members. Thanks to the prayers of St Monica, her son St Augustine has his own feast day tomorrow.

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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 05:15:58 PM »

St. Monica, ora pro nobis! Cheesy

Such a splendid mother!
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010, 08:56:50 AM »

Son, as far as I am concerned, nothing in this life now gives me any pleasure. I do not know why I am still here, since I have no further hopes in this world. I did have one reason for wanting to live a little longer: to see you become a Catholic Christian before I died. God has lavished his gifts on me in that respect, for I know that you have even renounced earthly happiness to be his servant. So what am I doing here?

-- Saint Monica
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 07:43:12 PM »

It is interesting that in Milan Augustine came under the influence of the bishop, Saint Ambrose, who also became Monica's spiritual director.
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