May God, through the intercession of St. Monica and St. Augustine, help you and your loved ones on the road of conversion and sanctification. May the Lord bless you all with abundant gifts of grace and holiness every day of your life. WOULD YOU LIKE THAT YOUR INTENTIONS WILL BE INCLUDED IN OUR PRAYERS during the NOVENA to SAINT MONICA and SAINT AUGUSTINE which begins on the19th of AUGUST and concludes on the 27th of AUGUST?
The Church has set aside on two consecutive days (27th and 28th of August) the liturgical celebration of Saint Monica and Saint Augustine, a mother and a son whose journey of holiness was made together. Saint Augustine acknowledges that he was brought to faith in the Church through the prayers and the tears of his saintly mother who, in turn, was led to confident trust in God through the prayers she offered continually for her wayward son.
The story of the conversion of Saint Augustine, is the story of God’s tireless pursuit of his beloved, the story of the faithfulness of God to the devoted and persistent prayers of a mother on behalf of her loved ones, and the attentiveness and openness of that soul at last to God’s love.
Certainly, Saint Augustine’s conversion numbers among the most well-known and most significant of all Christian history stories: well-known, through Augustine’s own recoding of it in his Confessions; significant, not only for the impact which his life of faith – as monk, bishop, and theologian – has had on the Catholic Church ever since, but also on the many men and women of every period whose own personal lives have been altered by reading it.
Thank you for your generous donation and petition for our Novena to St. Monica and Saint Augustine, for the conversion and sanctification of yourself and of your loved ones. Your intentions will be included in our prayers during the Novena which begins on 19th of August and concludes on the 27th August.
May God, through the intercession of St. Monica and St. Augustine, help you and your loved ones on the road of conversion and sanctification. May the Lord bless you all with abundant gifts of grace and holiness every day of your life.
Your sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Jose Romero OAR (Fr. Promoter)