Monday, August 28, 2006

On his feast day

May St. Augustine intercede that my boys not try his path, or the long way to holiness.  The Pope reminded Mothers to Persevere in Prayer
Benedict XVI proposed Sts. Monica and Augustine as two signs of hope for today's struggling families. 

The Holy Father said St. Monica, whose feast day is today [Aug, 27th], lived "her mission of wife and mother" with excellence.

She helped "her husband, Patricius, to discover, little by little, the beauty of faith in Christ and the strength of evangelical love," and after being widowed, dedicated herself to caring for her three children, the Pontiff said.
Reminds me of a good wife I know.  Except for the widow part and she has 6 children.
St. Monica invites all these mothers "not to be discouraged, but to persevere in their mission of wives and mothers, maintaining firm their confidence in God and clinging with perseverance to prayer," the Holy Father said.
Mothers, my prayers are with you today.  Please remember to pray for your sons.

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