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. Dear St Monica,

    Please pray for the conversion of my eldest son, and for my daughter to return to her faith. Also, please help me with my weakness for wine. I have cut back to only 3 evenings each week, but should probably cut back even more. At times i have a beer on the other nights because I can only have one or at most 2. I try to abstain 2 days each week from any alcoholic beverages. This is my attempt to control my passion for wine, and keep it from ruining my health. But, I wish I could just enjoy it now and then like other people. Please help me and pray for me.

  2. Have been used by men almost my whole life. I am asking for prayers for a God fearing partner and a future husband. Please help with prayers.


    Dear St. Monica,
    troubled wife and mother,
    many sorrows pierced your heart during your lifetime.
    Yet, you never despaired or lost faith.
    With confidence, persistence, and profound faith,
    you prayed daily for the conversion
    of your beloved husband, Patricius,
    and your beloved son, Augustine;
    your prayers were answered.
    Grant me that same fortitude, patience,
    and trust in the Lord.
    Intercede for me, dear St. Monica,
    that God may favorably hear my plea for

    Healing of Jerome, my husband, from Alcoholism and healing of my mother and myself from the effects of it. I also pray for Jerome’s family especially his mother for her acceptance and healing of the disease of alcoholism in her family.

    and grant me the grace to accept His Will in all things,
    through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, forever and ever.


  4. St.Monica you’re my mother a caring mother please pray for our children to recognise the word of lord. Guide the, protect them from evils.

  5. Dear St. Monica,

    I too am the parent of a prodigal son who is addicted to alcohol. This disease has already cost him two jobs and is a burden and strain on my whole family. I pray that through your intercession whatever is troubling him will be resolved and that he finds a true path to God. I implore you to pray incessantly on his behalf and for all my family members. This I ask in Jesus’ name, amen.

  6. Pray for my son who is lost in many ways. Pray he gets motivated to look for and find a job. Pray he comes back to church in all ways pray for him.

  7. St Monica, please pray for my son to become a Christian and convert to Catholicism. He is an atheist. Help me to not drink wine on most evenings. I try to only have it 3 days per week and not 4 or more. I have a weakness for wine, not necessarily alcohol. Also, please help my son not to smoke pot.

  8. Please pray for my daughters who are very young and their father who is not catholic doesn’t facilitate their religion.
    I pray for his heart not to be hardened and that we can start to communicate for their sake.
    Pray for my teenage nephew keep him safe in this difficult world.
    Please look down on a friend of his who is on a very dangerous path she is only 17 with a bright future.
    In Jesus name i ask you to intercede.

  9. Please pray for my husband to change st Monica, we have been married almost 2 year, he is very violent and aggressive , I know deep down he is a good person he just needs express his kindness more often, I pray constantly for his conversion to become a kinder more loving husband and also to become more faithful in religion , please help him to change and become more respectful of me and more obedient to his religion thank you st monica🙏

    • NM

      This is my prayer. I have been praying for 40 years. Forty years of marriage. Sometime it gets better but it always falls back. I will continue to pray. I was told about St. Monica thru a friend I said her novena read her story. As of yesterday during.


  10. St Monica please pray that my son Alton will have the strength &
    will power to stop his drinking habits.
    Please also help him to find a right partner in life.
    All this I ask in Jesus name.

  11. I ask for your intercession, St Monica. My husband is absent, he is also an absent father, his struggles include alcoholism. I am hurt and I struggle as a single parent. I am certain my kids are hurting too. Thank you for your prayers.

  12. I pray for my daughter who drinks too much and has anxiety. She says she wants to go to church and pray, but then she gets caught up in partying and doesn’t go. Please help her stay safe Lord, and help her to hear your voice. Please ease my worry and help me to know that You are in control. Help me to be your hands and feet Lord, and show me how I can help her and how I can best serve you. I love you Lord. Amen.

  13. Please pray for my children to do better in school. Their grades are suffering and I don’t know what to do. Give me the knowledge to help them. Please open their minds to absorb the material being taught, to desire to do well, help the teachers to teach in a way they understand. Please remove any ungoodly friends or obstacles keeping them from concentrating and getting good grades. In Jesus mighty name I pray. Amen.

  14. Please pray for Constantin Mihail Tabla’s heart to be open to God and that One day he will embrace the catholic faith. In the name of the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit. Amen