St. Monica Struggled to Surrender Her Son to God

Posted June 29, 2019 3:30 am by Sabrina Vu

St. Monica Struggled to Surrender Her Son to God

The primary source of information about St. Monica comes from St. Augustine’s writings of her in Confessions. The case for her canonization came about through Augustine’s descriptions of her life. And yet he does not portray her as an idealized woman who never faltered. Rather, he describes her realistically, bringing to light both her strengths and her struggles. Though Monica had a tendency to cling to Augustine in an attempt to control his conversion, God worked through her humble perseverance to prayer to not only convert her son but to more deeply convert her.
Monica Experienced Fear and Worry
Monica, in her

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