Feel the power of praying together with thousands of people. Day 1 – Saint Monica Novena Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. After 17 years of prayer, St. Augustine converted and eventually became the great Saint we know him as today. Exemplary Mother of the Great Augustine, You perseveringly pursued your wayward son Not with wild threats But with prayerful cries to heaven. And grant me the grace To accept his will in all things, Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, In the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. © 2020 Novena Prayer. ], Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window). Click to join in praying the St. Monica Novena. She was the mother of St. Augustine who is a Doctor of the Church and a highly revered Saint, philosopher and theologian. Novena to Saint Monica Mother of Saint Augustine of Hippo St. Monica was born into a Christian family in Tagaste, Algeria, across the Mediterranean Sea from Rome, in 332 AD. Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. With your needs, worries and anxieties, you threw yourself on the mercy and providence of God. Dear St Monica, troubled wife and mother, Many sorrows pierced your heart During your lifetime. Through sorrow and pain, you constantly devoted yourself to God. All rights reserved. Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Advertising Disclosure: Some pages on this site or in our emails may contain advertisements or affiliate links for which we are compensated. Amen. We try to keep these active and few in number, but they help us to continue to provide this service. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. And grant me the grace To accept his will in all things, Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, In the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. These nine days of prayer for Racial Justice is not going to fix a problem that is systemic, structural and real. Amen. All rights reserved. Exemplary Mother of the Great Augustine, You perseveringly pursued your wayward son Not with wild threats But with prayerful cries to heaven. St. Monica prayed for her wayward son and pagan husband fervently throughout her life. View all posts by novenaprayer.com. Sign up here to pray more novenas with thousands of faithful people from around the world! I love Jesus Christ and heaven is my only home Intercede for all mothers in our day So that they may learn To draw their children to God. Day 1 – Saint Monica Novena Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Dear St Monica, troubled wife and mother, Many sorrows pierced your heart During your lifetime. Your faithfulness to prayer brought you and your son so close to God that you are now with him in eternity. St. Monica’s son was St. Augustine, but he rejected Christ and the Church for … Teach them how to remain Close to their children,Even the prodigal sons and daughters Who have sadly gone astray. Grant me that same fortitude, Patience and trust in the Lord.Intercede for me, dear St. Monica, That God may favorably hear my plea for. SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR WEEKLY NOVENAS [Join us in PRAYER! Novena for Racial Justice We do not want to forget, in the midst of our celebrations, the fact that we have much sorrow and uncertainty in our world - that our beloved Saint Monica never gave up hope, and neither should we. Yet you never despaired or lost faith.With confidence, persistence and profound faith, You prayed daily for the conversion Of your beloved husband, Patricius and your beloved son, Augustine. Grant me that same fortitude, Patience and trust in the Lord.Intercede for me, dear St. Monica, That God may favorably hear my plea for. Please take my request to God with the same fervor and persistence with which you prayed for your own son. Intercede for all mothers in our day So that they may learn To draw their children to God. Amen. Learn how your comment data is processed. He was unsympathetic to St. Monica’s Catholic faith. Yet you never despaired or lost faith.With confidence, persistence and profound faith, You prayed daily for the conversion Of your beloved husband, Patricius and your beloved son, Augustine. Novena of Saint Monica Exemplary Mother of the Great Augustine, you perseveringly pursued your wayward son, not with wild threats but with prayerful cries to heaven. Dear Saint Monica, you were once the mournful mother of a prodigal son. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. "Always pray and never give up" - Luke 18:1. 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