Saint Monica (332-387)
for August 27
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To most people, Monica's son, Saint Augustine, seemed like a lost cause. Few could imagine any way that he would eventually become a Christian. Saint Monica, however, trusted in the power of God. Year after year, she persevered in her prayer to God on Augustine's behalf. She is an example of the importance of perseverance. She reminds us that, even if we don't immediately receive that for which we pray, we should never stop praying.
Dear God, help me to pursue you and your will with the ardor and insistence of Saint Monica.