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 marriage. My husband is an alcoholic and is now getting involved with escort services. I need help with my anxiety over this situation. Is is choosing not to work and am worried about paying my bills.

  2. St Monica please intercede and help my son find his way in life. Find his way back from addiction and find where he is supposed to be in life and what Gods will is for him for career and life purpose and lead him that way. Pray that he feels the Holy Sprit and that God and the Angels help lead him to where he is supposed to be and back to God.


  3. Please help my son so that he can make better choices. Help him follow and trust God’s will. Also help him find friends that will encourage him to a healthier and happy life for his future.

  4. Please pray for a friends wayward husband….his sins and requests are out of control. Satan has taken control of his life in one form or another.
    Lord direct him back to you; give him the inner strength to confess and repent his sins; show him and give him the support he desperately needs to do this; allow him to make right what went wrong; and let there be forgiveness and peace all around.

  5. Pray for my two daughters, who I miss.
    Pray that this divorce ends soon.
    I married a guy, who I found out later
    he did not receive the Holy Sperit in
    My two daughters have not either.

    I have no contact with them
    St. Monica go to my father in heaven.
    I know it’s his will that will be done not

    I offer up all my pain and heart ache to God you and the souls in purgatory.

  6. St Monica please intercede for me to God that he will hear my prayers for my sons that they may see the truth of Jesus Christ and not be blinded by anger or the false gods of today’s society. I am trusting in God’s mercy and compassion and putting my son’s spiritual life in His venerable hands.

  7. please pray paddy and Margaret ward and there 4kids who are very sick sore throats ‘ ears vomiting ever few weeks my kids are getting sick the have a bad apptice now with them been sick this will leave them worse .please pray tom Seamus ‘ mariah Martin Gerard ward also for me and paddy we have been having alot of arguments it has just been though 18 months please pray for paddy he had been getting alot of sore throats he is waiting for appioment ent

  8. Please pray for my wife, She needs your help with her drinking it is out of control, My she stop drinking all together.I love her very much and she a great wife and mother.
    Saint Monica.
    Thank you for your prayers

  9. Please St Monica pray that my daughter gets married soon to a man sent into her life by God our Father as he sent Tobias into Sarah’s life ..

  10. Please pray for my dear son that has a strong faith in God and the Blessed Mother. I pray that he finds a wonderful, women to share his life with. He is a true blessing and will make a wonderful husband and father. Bless upon him the love of a wife that will be by his side forever. Amen

  11. For the complete return to the Catholic Church of my son. May all his questions and doubts on the Church be fully answered not only in his mind and in his heart and spirit as well. I also pray for same for my husband who proclaims that he is Catholic but who also have ideas that digress from the Church’s teachings. St. Monica, pray for us.

    • If you don’t mind telling me your sons name I’m goin to the Vatican and other holy places in a few weeks and I would love to pray for him

  12. Dear St Monica,

    Please pray for the conversion of my husband into the fullness of Truth in the Catholic Church. Pray that he opens his heart and humbles himself the truth of the faith so that our family may be in full communion with our Lord.


  13. St Monica,
    Thank you for interceding for all of us. Please pray to God for me to develop clean, healthy habits for my body, mind, and soul and to abhor anything toxic to my mind, body, or soul.
    Deep Thank You for your prayers.

  14. Dear St Monica
    I pray for my wayward hisband whose is getting more and more sacked up in infidelity. I pray that you intercede for him to change his ways and see what a lovely family he has. Please pray for me to have wisdom as I contemplate whether we need separation and to find peace during this trial. Amen

  15. Please help my son be led by God’s will
    Help him refrain from sin and rely more on you. Help him find friends that will help nourish and strengthen his faith Jesus help him pray more. Amen

  16. Please pray for my son that he will turn his life over to God.
    That he will work on his sobriety.That his mental and physical health will improve.

  17. Dear St. Monica. Thank you for continuing to hear my prayers. It has been nearly two months since my wife of 21 years told me she was unhappy and was not sure if she wanted to continue our marriage. Although we had our challenges like any family, neither have been unfaithful, unkind nor have we ever fought over money or the children so this growing apart was very hard. I ask for your continued prayer (orginally January 4) that my wife of twenty one years and mother of our two beautiful children will find happiness without leaving her loving husband and family. I truly love her with all my heart and ask St. Monica through God’s work to help us remain as one family. I pray that one day we can again experience all the love we once shared with one another that united us together. I pray for strength so I can continue to support my wife as she struggles to make the right decision for herself and family. I thank you and God everyday she is with me and us. I pray that I become a truly better person and husband.

  18. Dearest St Monica, please pray for my son and his marriage. Please pray that all Satans attacks against them will end and they will see their love from God to them through strength and patience. In Jesus name I pray, amen.