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What was St. Monica's life like?

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March 09, 2015 9:57PM

Monica was a Christian woman married to an abusive, pagan husband who cheated on her. She had a son, St. Augustine, who had abandoned his Catholic faith and was leading a life of sin and debaucery. She spent much of her life praying for their conversion. Eventually her prayers were answered.

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March 09, 2015 9:56PM

Monica's life was very difficult. She was married to an abusive and unfaithful pagan husband, she shared the home with her mother-in-law who was also very abusive to her and she had a son, St. Augustine, who turned away from God and lived a very profligate life in his earlier years. Throughout all this Monica maintained her faith and prayed constantly for the conversion of her family members.