28 August 2012

Today's Coffee Moment: August 28, 2012


Today's Coffee Moment will be in honor of the Feast Day of St. Augustine. 
A major turning point in the life of St. Augustine is of course his conversion, a result of her mother, St. Monica's power of prayer:


Prayer to St. Monica

Exemplary Mother of the great Augustine,
you perseveringly pursued your wayward son
not with wild threats
but with prayerful cries to heaven.
Intercede for all mothers in our day
so that they may learn to draw their children to God.
Teach them how to remain close to their children,
even the prodigal sons and daughters
who have sadly gone astray.

Next to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Monica is one of the best examples of Christian motherhood. For years, she prayed for the conversion of her only son. Her persistence was answered with abundant grace: Her son, Augustine, became a saint and a doctor of the Church.

(Source: Catholicism, About.com)


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