Sunday, May 9, 2010
At first, Monica refused to let Augustine into her home. Then, after a vision saying that Augustine would eventually return to the faith, and after encouragement by her bishops, Monica decided to take another tack and stay close to Augustine, praying and fasting for him.
Augustine converted after years of prayer and fasting on the part of Monica.
St. Monica, beg Our Lord to give us the strength to follow your example.