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Celebrate Saint MonicaToday, April 9, 2022!     Today, we celebrate Saint Monica from the 4th Century who is the patron saint of mothers, invoked for patience and understanding. Saint Monica was the mother of a rebellious man, Augustine, who held no regard for her or others.       Saint Monica certainly faced challenges as Augustine’s mother. She constantly hoped, worked, and acted with great effort for her son’s conversion. Monica's time and commitment toward her son may have caused her to abandon herself. She became an alcoholic but did manage to reform.      Monica was determined and followed...

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