Saint Monica

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Saint Monica

  1. 1. By: Robert Gonzalez 5A <br />St. Monica <br />
  2. 2. . <br /><ul><li>The story and history of Saint Monica. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, was born in 332</li></ul> She died at Ostia, <br />near Rome, in 387. <br />Although she was a Christian, her parents gave her in marriage to a pagan, Patricius, who lived in her hometown of Tagaste in North Africa. <br />
  3. 3. At the time of his father’s death, Augustine was 17 and a rhetoric student in Carthage.<br />When she was 29, Augustine decided to go to Rome to teach rhetoric<br />Son, nothing in this world now affords me delight. I do not know what there is now left for me to do or why I am still here, all my hopes in this world being now fulfilled.” She became ill shortly after and suffered severely for nine days before her death. <br />
  4. 4. Monica was a woman of great inner resources buoyed up by a profound faith, but it did not go untested<br />Monica&apos;s whole life, as well as her sanctification, &quot;was inextricably bound up with Augustine&apos;s, her faith, hope, and love were heroically tested and proved pure in the crucible of suffering.&quot; <br />Her marriage to Patricius, a pagan Roman official, does not appear to have been a particularly happy one, but it was peaceful and stable due mainly to the patience and prudence of Monica. <br />St. Monica&apos;s remains are venerated in the church of St. Augustine, Rome, Italy. <br />
  5. 5. Her relics were removed from Ostia to the Church of Sant&apos;Agostino in Rofrick. Monica&apos;s feast day was inserted into the Roman Calendar in about 1550 and assigned to 4 May, the day on which the Augustinians celebrated her, since on 5 May they celebrated the Conversion of St Augustine, and the exact date of her death is unfortunately not known.[10]<br />

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