My heart is steadfast, O God ... - Psalm 108, 1a
St Augustine has left us this praise of his mother, St Monica:
"She did not let a day pass
without being present
at the Divine Sacrifice
before Your altar, O Lord."
North Africa ~ 333-387
Mother of St Augustine
Patroness of Married women and Mothers
Feast Day - August 27
"Nothing is far from God." - St Monica
As recounted by Augustine... before his mother died she told him:
"There was indeed one thing for which I wished to tarry a little
in this life, and that was that I might see you a Catholic before I died.
My God hath answered this more than abundantly, so that I see you
are now made His servant and spurning all earthly happiness.
What more am I to do here?"
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