Friday, August 27, 2010

Feast of St. Monica

Painting by Lucas Jordan

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The end of the autobiography. Augustine tells of his resigning from his professorship and of the days at Cassiciacum in preparation for baptism. He is baptized together with Adeodatus and Alypius. Shortly thereafter, they start back for Africa. Augustine recalls the ecstasy he and his mother shared in Ostia and then reports her death and burial and his grief. The book closes with a moving prayer for the souls of Monica, Patricius, and all his fellow citizens of the heavenly Jerusalem.

St. Augustine on the Death of his mother St. Monica

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Feast of St. Monica.

Suggestion: Check out the prayerful podcast of Sr. Monica painting an icon of her patroness:

http://www.youtube.com/user/calledtobeFranciscan

Esther G. said...

Happy Feast Day. Thank you for sharing that video! I really enjoyed it.