Her life is an example of patience, charity, prayer and conversion. For mothers and women.
Patron Saint of alcoholics, alcoholism, difficult marriages, disappointing children, homemakers, housewives, married women, mothers, victims of abuse, victims of adultery, victims of unfaithfulness, victims of verbal abuse, widows and wives.
St. Monica (mother of St. Augustine) was married by arrangement to a pagan official with a violent temper who was critical of Christians and their practices. They had three children; Augustine, Navigius, and Perpetua. Through her patience and prayers, she was able to convert her husband (and his mother) to the Catholic faith in 370. After his death a year later, Perpetua and Navigius entered the religious life. Augustine, on the other hand, was living a wayward life, rejecting Christianity. Monica did not lose faith. She continually fasted, prayed, and wept on his behalf praying for him unceasingly for 17 years. Augustine was baptized by St. Ambrose in 387. St. Monica died later that same year. Her son Augustine later became St. Augustine. Her life is illustrated through his writings.
The Feast Day of St. Monica is August 27.
I have made a second prayer page to this chaplet. The first is the original set of prayers that make up this bead strand that focus on mothers and their children. I recognize that all women may not be mothers, so the second prayer page focuses on women and wives with coinciding prayers.
I offer two versions of the Chaplet of St. Monica in various colour combinations. Each chaplet comes with a prayer page and a plastic storage bag. Sample images and prices are shown below.
Chaplet of St. Monica – $20
The Chaplet of St. Monica consists of 32 beads ending with a beaded tassel.
Chaplet of St. Monica – Felted – $25
The Chaplet of St. Monica consists of 32 beads ending with a felted cross.