Blessed Monica, mother of St. Augustine, we give thanks to our Father in Heaven
Who looked with mercy upon your tears over your wayward son.
His conversion and heroic sanctification were the fruit of your prayers.
Dear St. Monica
we now ask you to pray with us for all those sons and daughters that have wandered away from God, and to add your prayers to those of all mothers who are worried over their children.
Pray also for us that, following your example, we may, in the company of our children,
one day enjoy the eternal vision of our Father in Heaven.