St. Monica Novena

Saint MonicaSt. Monica is a very powerful intercessor for all those to go to her for help.

She was the mother of St. Augustine who is a Doctor of the Church and a highly revered Saint, philosopher and theologian. St. Monica prayed for her wayward son and pagan husband fervently throughout her life.

After 17 years of prayer, St. Augustine converted and eventually became the great Saint we know him as today.

The novena begins on August 18th.

Saint Monica Novena Prayers

Dear Saint Monica, you were once the mournful mother of a prodigal son. Your faithfulness to prayer brought you and your son so close to God that you are now with him in eternity. By your intercession and God’s grace, your son St. Augustine became a great and venerable Saint of the Church. Please take my request to God with the same fervor and persistence with which you prayed for your own son.

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With your needs, worries and anxieties, you threw yourself on the mercy and providence of God. Through sorrow and pain, you constantly devoted yourself to God. Pray for me that I might join you in such a deep faith in God’s goodness and mercy.

Above all, dear Saint Monica, pray for me that I may, like your son, turn from my sin and become a great saint for the glory of God.

St. Monica is the Patron Saint of…

Married women
Difficult Marriages

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  1. Please pray for my fiancée. He spends months and months without stepping in Church. He owns a Bible but I rarely and I mean rarely see him reading it. I have never seen him go down on his knees at home saying a prayer. I don’t want to judge him that he doesn’t love God! But he says he’s not into this whole religion thing! He’s a great person. One time I went into constant prayer that he atleast starts to go to Church and after sometime we started going together, but this happened for like 4 consecutive Sundays and then stopped. We went to an Anglican Church because he’s Protestant and am Catholic. Every Sunday i tell him “am praying for u so that you also start going to Church” and he says…that’s good, although he says that it will come from his heart. Please pray for him so that he starts going to Church so we can praise God together.

  2. i am in need of prayer. I have a drinking problem. I’m waiting for counseling locally but it will be 2-3 weeks until I can see someone. I ask for your prayers and strength.

  3. Please pray for my son struggling daily . he’s only 32 years old his heart has been broken retreats to alcohol. you could never tell by looking at him. He’s smart, good looking intelligent. no he just lost his job and he wants to stop drinking desperately please pray for him I know there’s power in prayer God has brought me husband my children a lot of things

  4. My request is that I become more fervent in prayer. I want more than anything that my son return to Catholic faith and allows our Lord into his heart.

  5. I really believe in the powerful intercession of st.monica. whoever has trouble marriage life or whoever wants to receive special blessings from the lord please pray to st.monica and you will surely get 100% blessings from the lord. i pray to her each time i need any special grace from God and i get it for sure. thats why i will always continue to pray to her.

  6. Please pray for a friend of mine who is going through some serious family and alcohol problems and she won’t seek professional help. Please give her the strength she needs to deal with her problems and control her substance abuse

  7. please pray that my son be free from drugs and be free from the people who encourage hom to use it as cure to his osteophorissis. Touch him with your healing hnads Lord , so that he will not depend on drugs to each his pain. bring him back to us, bring back the harmony and peace in his family . i also pray for my sister Lolita who is suffering pain in her hip bones, heal her so that she will ot undergo operation.

  8. Please pray for our legal issue will be solved on Monday 10/27/14
    My husband is almost 80 years old singed something he did not read.
    Now we need prayers to have this resolved.

  9. Pls heal my daufhter’s pain and give good health. To become more faithful and religious and b thankful to our Lord Jways Christ with praise to our Heavenly Father

  10. Pray for the spirit of discernment for my son.

    Pray for the strong restoration of my marriage. That my husband understands Gods love and obligation toward us and in turn understands his love and obligation to his wife and marriage.

  11. With all humility I ask for the rescue of my two daughters who have turned to the ways of the world which are corrupt and leading away from Christ. I beg that they who have been marked for Christ through their baptism and confirmation, will return to Him with renewed hearts and mind and reject the wages of sin which is death of the soul.
    Amen and thanks be to God for his grace, mercy and benefits.

  12. Please pray for my two boys John an Charlie.That thay my return to the church and avoid those how seek bad in thare lives.And for my husband. To open his eyes in the lord and away from the alcohol.i ask this thru Christ our lord. Amen

  13. Please pray for all priests who are struggling with their faith and who need to place their trust in the Church and her teaching. Please pray especially for those in Ireland, where a number of priests seem to be struggling.

  14. Please pray for my son Jaymes recovery with addiction . Please pray that Andrew stays focused in college. Please pray for my legal battle with work that it all works out in my favor. Please Lord hear my prayers !

  15. Intercede for my 2nd son, Keith, that he may find it in his heart to forgive his Dad’s violent temper, for treating him unfairly, for all the pain & hurting words that he’s received. I ask for his conversion like your son St, Augustine for he has become temperamental like his Dad, that all the bitterness may be healed in Jesus’ name. Amen.