Pray with a Franciscan Icon of Saint Monica

by Sister Julie Ann on August 24, 2010

In anticipation of  the August 27 feast of St. Monica, watch a podcast of Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Novice Sister Monica Martin, OSF, who shares her reflections on her personal patron while writing an icon of this woman of God.

Sister Novice Writes Icon of Saint Monica

Join us in prayers of intercession to the this mother of St. Augustine.

St. Monica, pray for us.

8 thoughts on “Pray with a Franciscan Icon of Saint Monica”

  1. Snatalie says:

    Sister Monica, thank you for sharing St. Monica's strength and blessing through this beautiful artform. St. Monica is a consolation for all mothers who pray for the child who seems to be lost and searching. Our loving, merciful God continues to watch over each one.

  2. srsharon says:

    Sr. Monica, I enjoyed your explanation of your icon of St. Monica as you were creating it. May her perseverance in prayer be a source of strength as you continue to discern your call to the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. I have a niece named Monica and she and her little family just moved from IN to MI. Her husband has been German professor at Butler University and now has accepted one in MI. Monica previously worked in Austria at the U.S. Embassy as she has German as a major plus International Finance & Studies. Keep up your good works and as you know we at St. Mary's, NE do remember you in prayer. Now you have 4 postulants you can enjoy! Gratefully in St. Francis, Sr. Sharon Paul

  3. Scriach says:

    Happy Feastday, Sister Monica! Your patron saint reminds me of the power of prayer. Perseverance in prayer can change us even as we pray for someone else to make good choices in their life. Thank you for sharing about your icon.
    Sister Carla

  4. Sister Monica, novice says:

    Thanks everyone for the comments and prayers!

  5. Sjune says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the icon of St. Monica. God bless you as you continue to pray and be an instrument of God’s Peace. Sister June

  6. Sannmary says:

    You did a beautiful job with your icon. I can see it has much meaning for you. May it lead you deeper in prayer.

  7. sisterannemarielom says:

    This was so well done. I posted it to my Facebook page and forgot to comment here. Thank you for exposing and expanding our devotion to and knowledge of St. Monica.

  8. SJan says:

    Hello Sr. Monica,

    I loved the display of icons in the St. Rita chapel this summer. Somehow it touched my heart to see the work of novices today at the foot of the San Damiano cross with our Founders at the bottom. It stretches over the years from the 1800's. Then it stretches further back to the time of Francis of Assisi, when he received his call at the foot of the San Damiano cross. May your fidelity be as strong as our Founders in WI and the early members of the Franciscan order in Assisi.

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