Monnica, Matronadmin | 4 May 2012
The collect for today, the Feast of Saint Monnica (c. 331-387), mother of Saint Augustine of Hippo (source):
O faithful God,
who didst strengthen Monica, the mother of Augustine,
and by her steadfast endurance
didst draw him to seek after thee:
grant us to be constant in prayer
that those who stray from thee may be brought to faith
in thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Artwork: Alvise Vivarini, Saint Monica (detail), 1485-90. Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice.