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 Saint Monica
    Here i am again saint monica im begging for your miracle everyday is a struggle to me and to my husband. Im confused i dont know what to do, it seems that theres no light for us, his view about family is different from mine. I want our marriage to be save but how. I thought were ok just yesterday but here we are again fighting. Help us oh saint monica we need ur miracle.

  2. Dear Saint Monica,
    Thank you very much saint monica for your miracle my husband now is changing, may he truly see the light and may he repent for his sins (adultery) may he never turn back and may his mistress repent and turn to God. Saint Monica pls forgive me for not fully trust my husband and pls forgive me for giving up and having a low faith to God. Saint monica pls continue ur miracle in our family pls restore our marriage pls help.our family to be whole again. Pls help my husband to value our family. May he became a true family man. Thank you saint monica

  3. Pray for my son to be delivered from alcohol, drugs, anger and hate. Pray for me to guide him in the right direction that his soul will be saved. Pray that he seeks God and lives a godly life, that he finds a good wife and raises a good family. Pray that he will be blessed and favored in Jesus name. Pray that he chooses his companions week and that he be delivered from all evil, that he hate everything that is evil. That he is a great father to his son.

  4. Dear Saint Monica,

    Please help me find gainful employment. Please help my son to overcome illness and study diligently to pass his classes and gain back his confidence. Help him stay close to God and follow his religion. Also Saint Monica could you help my son’s father to overcome his alcoholism and return to his faith. I praise you and thank you for your help to intercede to Jesus for us and our needs. Amen.

  5. St Monica, please intercede and pray for my husband, Shawn. He is not a believer. Please stop him from being dependent on alcohol and marijuana and bring him to the Catholic faith. Please St. Monica, let him see the Light so we may be married, not just in contract, but sanctified through Holy Matrimony in the sacrament of marriage. Help me to be patient, to see the goodness in him, help him to be the man that God wills and help me to love him with everything. Amen.

  6. Dear Saint Monica
    At present, I. Am not working due to sickness. I pray for a speedy recovery. I pray for financial blessing so I can provide for myself and pay my bills. I pray for for my child to change her way of living and to turn to Jesus because I need her now and so does her son. I also pray for my son with his job.

  7. Dear St. Monica
    Please intercede on behalf of my daughter, J.N. that she will return home safely very soon and never use drugs again. Help her to be open to God and the Holy Spirit. Please pray that she is safe and warm.

  8. St. Monica, please pray for my husband to be fully and permanently free from alcohol and drug addiction. He has been in chains since he was 12 years old and is now 51. Please pray our divine Lord and Saviour will cast out the demons that has him ensnared making him turn from a loving devoted caring husband into a violent and abusive monster. I want the man who sits with me in church and who gently cares for animals and our family to be beside me for the rest of our lives. Please pray for his soul to be free from the torment, and destruction that his addiction has and will create. Pray that our marriage, health, lives and sanity may be fully restored. Pray that he may be filled with knowledge of God’s love for him and that God’s plans are for good and not evil. May all who suffer be granted peace this night and every moment for now and forever more, Thank you, in Jesus name I pray with faith and gratitude. Amen

  9. Through the intervention of St Monica, I pray:
    For God’s graces for my children, grandchildren and I. Lord grant us the privilege to honor You and deem your grace as sufficient for us! Help us to climb mountains of success to seek You in all what we do. Let us honor You with praises for You and love of mankind.

  10. I pray that Lord fulfills in me the plan God has about me in this foreign land where I live.I pray for peace in family,salvation of souls,and prevention of
    Work place bullying,child safety and overall good health in family and friends,free from terrorism.

  11. I pray that Lord fulfills in me the plan God has about me in this foreign land where I live.I pray for peace in family,salvation of souls,and prevention of
    Work place bullying,child safety and overall good health in family and friends.

  12. Dear St Monica,
    I ask for your intercession for my husband, and our family. My husband suffers from bi-polar, clinical depression etc. Anyway, over the past year or so his behavior has become increasingly strange and scary. He was running around barefoot at night handing out Bibles to gang members, ended up at a homeless camp with our dog & had really no idea how/why he was there, falling down, he fell into the dresser during the middle of the night & took 18 stitches to the head. After that he started running away from his doctors appointments. I last saw him about 2 1/2 months ago when I drove him to the doctor & he drove away in our truck with our dog. He took a large amount of money out of savings, an inheritance from my father, that we are using to try to adopt a child & purchase a home. He’s gotten together with some criminal types that have infiltrated our old neighborhood. He has not spoken to any of his real friends, family and has been letting these people charge debts, and go to the casinos. My mother – in – law is becoming so I’ll & so frail. My husband also has heart problems including a heart attack, 3 heart surgeries & congenital heart problems. A few days ago he called & my sister-in-law, who has a medical background, thought he was having a stroke. The police kicked the door in & then said as long as he knows what state he’s in & who the president is; then it doesn’t matter what’s wrong & he could refuse care, but that was not the case when he had his heart attack. On Sunday, he had a gun & some type of knife to his head, and was sending out photos. The police said that was no big deal & they refuse to do anything! I’m so scared for my husband, our dog, my mother-in-law. The police told me that I am to leave him alone & I can’t go to our house! My husband is now planning to go to another state to go live with these evil people he believes are his friends! It’s almost like a cult; they’re isolating him. I have tried legal action to see if I could get help for him, and so far to no avail. I’ve run into every obstacle, and no lawyer wanted to take the case; so I thought maybe God has another plan. He wants to leave any day now. He has always been a person of faith, and saying that he wants our marriage to work, but now he’s supposedly going to another state with these criminals & our dog to go see some new doctors, and he now feels that these doctors will tell him what’s best for us. I am so worried & sad! Please pray that armies of angels watch over my husband and our dog, and that he’ll be lead back to his family & lifelong friends who love & miss him. Please pray that he’ll hear God’s voice & that he’ll have the strength & clarity to break away. Please pray that this evil strong hold is broken; every other family there has divorced!!! Please pray that God will heal my husband from this insidious mental illness!!!! I really believe that God has special work for him to do. I saw him with his heart attack & surgeries, sitting at his bedside in the hospital for 2 weeks straight! Please we need a miracle!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!!

  13. St. Monica please pray for GS to regain his faith and love for Jesus Christ and start living as a practicing Catholic again. Amen.

  14. St. Monica,
    I pray that my fiancee will realize he is not too old to have another child and be open to gods will, and he will want to practice NFP correctly. And hopefully one day want to try and receive the special gift of a child
    Thank you

  15. Please St Monica ask the Lord to give myself and my family peace in these troubled times. Protect our family from evil and heal our family. Also I pray that you ask the lord to heal Evelyn our youngest child and watch over her. Amen.

  16. Pray for my 15 year old son. You know what is in my heart. Holy Spirit help him, inspire him, guide him, protect him, give him confidence, friends, fortitude. Thank you.

  17. St. Monica,
    Pray for my children. Help them to find friendship and happiness. Help me to teach them empathy. Pray that they are healthy and happy all the days of their lives. Thank you.

  18. Please pray for my fast-failing marriage and my husband’s disinterest and disrespect of me. We have only been married a year, and his addiction to facebook and contact/texting of old “Friends” (other female ) is destroying me. We have an 8 mo old and I am currently pregnant and he was very unhappy about this other pregnancy. I fear he wants out and is only staying with me for financial reasons.

  19. Dear Saint Monica,
    Saint Monica im begging for your miracle, please help my marriage to be restore, please help my husband to change and repent for his sin (adultery and lying). Please help us to communicate with each other and forgive each other. Please help him to realize his mistakes and repent for his wrong doings. Thank you.

  20. Saint Monica, pray for my daughter, she came home and was building a healthy life on her own. Her abusive boyfriend contacted her and she went back to him and brought him to our state after he recently got out of jail in another state. He says hurtful and hateful things to her and brings her down so that she feels physically ill, please protect her and show her that she is a beautiful person and has a beautiful heart, please help her gain confidence to believe in herself and get out and away from this toxic relationship. Amen

  21. St. Monica I pray that my husband finds God and comes to the Catholic Church and starts praying with me and his children as a family.

  22. I am praying that my two daughters Sierra and Heather will one day open their eyes and realize that they are in a cult called Jehovah’s Witnesses and come back to me and allow me in their lives. I love and miss them so very very much and need them in my life. I patiently wait each day and now I pray this prayer for 9 days with great hope and faith that they will one day have the blinders they wear removed.

  23. St Monica I ask for your help with this man I have a relationship with, I don’t know if it’s a relationship. He seems to be a man of God but is scared to committ and continues to be online dating website. I want to be able to trust again as I am a survivor of years being married to a man whom committed adultery often and emotionally and physically abused me for years. I ask for strength and offer you, Lord the pain I carry inside. Will I ever be worthy of being happy in a catholic marriage again. Help me be the best single parent my children need?
    I ask for strength to all these other woman here requesting your intercession. I got through it with the grace of God and never forgot who I was and knew he was wrong because I am a good God fearing woman and try to do the right thing everyday.
    From Liz

  24. My son is falling away from going to Mass and is drinking too much. I pray that he will befriend Christian friends that will help strengthen his faith and love for God.

    He wants to find a good wife and is very lonely.

  25. I pray to St. Monica for my prodigal college age son who has turned away from his catholic faith. I pray he returns to the church and seeks forgiveness in error do his past ways. He grew up in a loving, catholic, Christian home and has always been such a good, honest, Christian person. He has decided to take a different path these last couple of years and I deeply pray he will return to his faith in Christ. St. Monica please pray with and for me and my son.