Mother’s tears have a place in heaven..
St. Monica prayed for the conversion of her wayward son Augustine (now St. Augustine, doctor of the Church). Her generosity and trust in the Lord’s compassion made her son’s conversion possible. This eventually paved the way for Augustine’s sainthood.
She represents the struggles of all parents whose children are walking towards the wrong path. As parent, it was her responsibillity to guide and supervise her child. Her intense prayer and love for her son, by the grace of God, helped her to fulfill her mission towards his son.
August 27, Memorial of St. Monica, patron saint of mothers
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