Another source of worry for Monica was her son Augustine. This brilliant and gifted young man rejected the faith his mother had taught him. Augustine lived an immoral life and had a son although he was not married. Monica was ready to disown Augustine, but in a dream, it was revealed to her that eventually, he would come back to the faith. She prayed and fasted for her son and stayed close to him, following him to Rome and Milan. The day before she died, she and her son had a beautiful conversation about the joys of heaven.
O Lord, we pray to help us to have faith, patience and forgiveness like St. Monica. We pray that when difficulties arise, in our lives, to help us remember St. Monica and intercede to her for courage and strength through prayer. Amen.