St. Monica

St. Monica was born in Algeria in 322. Although a Christian, she had to marry a pagan named Patricius who cheated and had a bad temper. She prayed for the conversion of her husband and also her son, St. Augustine of Hippo. Both men converted. A reformed alcoholic, she was St. Ambrose of Milan’s spiritual student. She died in Italy in 387. St. Monica is patron saint of alcoholics and victims of adultery.

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.