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. My wife Svetlana and our 2 children Matthew &Alex move to Toronto and it has been 2 months since I have seen them and they do not want to come back.
    My marriage needs healing, conversion for my wife to draw herself closer to God, healing for all our past wounds and also including our 12 years of marriage which has been rocky the entire time.
    I miss my family and I ask through the intercession of St Monica to pray and ask God to save my marriage and our family to reunite.
    I ask all this in the name of our lord Jesus Christ

  2. Prayers for my son (& his future spouse), my husband and restore eyesight after surgery.
    Prayers for Family members on both sides.
    Thanks for blessings in this year.

  3. St Monica I ask that you speak to God to help restore my marriage of 35 years. That my husband become a faithful husband and committed man to our marriage. That the other woman who he feels he loves be blessed with another man, not my husband, and that my husband returns home to me and our family. I also ask for help that he will follow me to church and to let God into his heart and his life. I know God can help fill that place in my husband that may feel empty. Please ask for the restoration of my marriage.

  4. Please heal my prodigal son Adam; mind, body, & spirit. Please get his life on track and guide his every step to stay on the right path. Please give him strength and confidence to be healthy and to stay committed to successfully completing his education so that he may have a positive, productive life.

  5. I pray that my daughter, brothers and sister come back to relationship with God and the Church. I also pray for my husband to find a job where we live so he can return home instead of living and working in another state

  6. Just want to let you know that I’m praying for all of you and sorry I’ve been behind on my emails, but I’m catching up as soon as I can. May the grace of God be with you all.. Peace..

  7. Dear St Monica, I feel close to you because of you difficult marriage and the love you have for your son,
    Please ask God why he abandonned me, I always felt protected , I have turned away from my sins, and am a devoted Christian,mother and wife.
    St Monica if you are close to God, please ask him why he abandoned me and my family so brutaly, we are suffering beyond imagination, please help me ask him to bring back my son Paul to life fully restored in body spirit and soul and cure my son Michael from Parkinsons.
    please God,Jesus,Mary,St Monica
    help me bring Paul back we need him, and help Michael who was on his way to return to church and now is reluctant,
    I have no more strength please help me give me back my life,my family

  8. Benjamin say,
    I pray St SMonica to heal my wife n 2 son who are very ill at a moment in India(Goa) thank u 4 ur supporting in pray.

  9. Please pray for us St. Monica I want my husband back. Enlighten his heart so he may learn to forgive and love .St. Monica our marriage is struggling a lot of trials please pray for us to have more strength that no one from us will give up.i want my marriage to restore and reunite.St Monica please help us.

  10. Dear St. Monica…thank you from one mother to another…..I ask that you please intercede for me the following petition….dear Monica whisper in to heart of Jesus…to bing peace to the hearts of my children jbg and tag….let them show fogivenss to one another….so they may both have peace in their hearts and that my grandson can also share in that that he will know the love of both parents…to know unconditional love…….abundance….may we all be filled with the love of and forever….amen

  11. Dear Saint Monica, help me get my own money so that I’m not under anyone anymore. I pray that my husband will treat me like a partner instead of an employee. I also pray that he will quit talking so mean to me and being so ugly to me and not take support me. I also pray that he will come back come God and the Church. I also pray that I can find peace in my life. I also pray for my children that God will watch over them.

    Thank you Saint Monica

  12. Dear St. Monica,
    Thank you all who joined me in this novena my daughter Therese was hired in her new wore nd will start this coming September. My other daughter KG she was the highest in their exam. My daughter MAG improved a lot and became more responsible as well MAG.
    I will not stop from asking help St Monica please help me to ask forgiveness from GOD. I badly need your prayer.
    Once again my manager and our colleagues failed me in my yearly evaluation. It was not done fairly. Until when they will do these things to me.

  13. St. Monica, I pray to you to help my son renew his faith in God and that he finds peace and happiness in the days to come, watch over him as he starts his new school so he may make good and trusting friends. Help me St. Monica to do the right thing for both of us, help me go forward to keep us safe. Give me courage, strength and faith that I can do this for my son and me. Help my husband deal with his demons to become a better, healthier person in mind, spirit and body, so he can have a relationship with his son, which he claims to need. Watch over my family and my niece that she find stability in a good family. Pray for my mother’s knees to get better, no pain so she could walk properly. I pray to you that things get better.I truly hope that the cost to get my car fixed is very reasonable.
    Thank you St. Monica, please hear my prayers and pleas. AMEN

  14. I pray for my daughter who has worked so hard in school and being a single parent…that she will soon receive a good job so she can take care of herself and her son. she is at a desperate stage.

  15. Saint Monica,
    My husband is having an illicit affair for 11 years. You prayed for your son & make him a Saint. Like that intercede for my husband & remove him from this sinful nature.

  16. please for my marriage which is drained by alcoholism, bad influences . Also pray for any generation curse which may be in our family.


  17. Dear Saint Monica —

    Your prayerful perseverance has shown us that we too need to be in constant vigil for our loved ones/friends who are lost and hurting. I pray for my children and family who are struggling to find peace… guide them back to the church who will embrace them and give them comfort.

    Thank you,




  19. Dear Padre Pio,
    Please pray for my daughters that they are healthy and safe and have healthy and happy marriages. Thank you.

  20. Please heal Sean heart. Thx Please heal husband infection. THX. Please heal Brian. Thx. Please heal gabby. Thx. Please keep Carol in remission. Thx. Please heal jake. Thx. Please heal my imbalance. Always thinking the worst. Thx. Listening to the what if’s. Thx. Please heal my left arm and hand. Thx please help me find a way to clean my self. Please heal me of my reaction to life. Please heal my breathing. Thx. Please decrease my anxiety and depression and panic. Please Intercede St. Monica. Thx.

  21. Thank you for St. Monica and St. Augustine intercession for helps about the work problem. Helps in faith and guidance about the matter had been well received.

  22. dear saint Monica…I pray for my son..he is so young and wants to live away from his family…please help him make the right choices..and help him find his way..he is a good child but is easily taken advantage off..he has turned away from us..the people who love him the most..please help guide him to us and his family.

  23. That my Mom and Dad will find a good, happy place to call home. Especially with the new caretakers for Dad and the new community for Mom