Blessed Lord, Saint Monica was the mother of Saint Augustine, and for many years prayed and cried and did penances for her son. As a result, he became a Doctor of the Church and one of her greatest theologians. She is the patron saint of alcoholics and children who disappoint their parents, so I ask her to pray for all those I know who are taking a long time finding a true relationship with You, especially those trapped by addictions. I also ask her to pray for the parents; Lord, give us signs of hope. And I offer up my sufferings as penances on behalf of those who most need Your forgiveness. Saint Monica, pray for us. Amen.
See also the Litany of Saint Monica
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