Many parents who continually pray for their children to return to the Catholic Church. There are few people who understand these parents’ hearts and struggles better than St. Monica who prayed for the conversion of her son – Augustine. This week we celebrate the feast days of St. Monica (Fri 27th) and St. Augustine (Sat 28th). St. Monica prayed unceasingly, fasted, and wept for the conversion of her son, Augustine, back to the Catholic Faith from his wayward lifestyle. Before St. Monica’s death, St. Augustine became a practicing Catholic–and he would later go on to become one of the greatest bishops and theologians the Church has ever seen. The image below is of one of the stained-glass windows in our church which depicts St. Monica and St Augustine.