Saint Monica and the Power of Persistent Prayer

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Mike Aquilina & Mark Sullivan
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  • For all parents and grandparents
  • Devotion includes 18 meditations
  • St. Monica our friend and guide

 Many of us give up on prayer when we don't get the answer we want WHEN we want it.

For nearly two decades, Saint Monica prayed for her wayward son. Years and years of prayers, seemingly unanswered. Countless tears shed with no relief. Yet she would not give up.

That very act of persistent prayer blessed the entire Church, for we have all benefitted from the conversion of her son, Augustine, who became one of the most revered saints of all time.

Parents of any age or at any stage can cultivate the same virtues in prayer that Saint Monica discovered during her long wait for God's answer for her child. This devotion includes 18 contemporary reflections, meditations taken from the writings of Saint Augustine, and prayers adapted from the liturgy and other ancient sources.

Don't give up. Persistence in prayer can change everything-for you, your children, and maybe even the world.


  • 4 1/4 inches x 7 inches

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  • 5 Jun 30th 2020
    Very Good

    Helped me a lot.

    Carol Canterbury

  • 5 Feb 8th 2016
    Magnificent complement in my prayer life

    Just what I needed ! I am reading this book as a companion to the Confessions of St. Augustine. It gives a concise summary of the lives of mother and son. I needed inspiration for persistence prayer, and this book is the perfect fit. I love your company - both the service and the products you offer. I am able to find virtually everything to nurture my faith. Thank you for what you do !


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