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.

(Mention your intentions here)

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 !

  6. 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.