...and I was just talking with someone the other day. She asked what we do about children/family who have strayed from the church. Prayer was the only answer. And now I can share with her the name of a wonderful intercessor. As mothers, we can learn from St. Monica to pray without ceasing for conversion of souls especially those of our children who may stray from the church. May we never lose hope. She was the wife of a verbally abusive husband, and mother to Augustine who chose a carefree lifestyle and wicked ways. Because of her constant prayers he converted just before she died and later became a Bishop and Doctor of our Catholic Church. St. Monica and St. Augustine graciously hear our prayers, and help us to lead our children to Christ. Amen.