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St. Monica: Model of Christian Mothers

Author(s): Frances Forbes

ISBN13: 9780895556189


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  • The famous persevering mother whose prayers, patience and good example at last obtained the conversion of her wayward son - the great St. Augustine - as well as her pagan husband and her mother-in-law. Includes her childhood, difficult marriage, anguish over Augustine, constancy and - in the end - her joy at his conversion. A magnificent story of prayer finally answered!

  • Frances Forbes

    F. A. Forbes was the nom de plume of Mother Frances Alice Monica Forbes, RSCJ, a sister of the Society of the Sacred Heart, Scotland.She was born on March 16, 1869, and was named Alice Forbes. Her mother died when she was a child, and she was raised as a Presbyterian.In 1900, however, she became a Roman Catholic. Only a few months later, she entered the Society of the Sacred Heart, as a 31-year-old postulant. She was to write many books, including brief biographies of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Saint John Bosco, Saint Teresa of Ávila, Saint Columba, Saint Monica, Saint Athanasius, Saint Catherine of Siena, Saint Benedict, Saint Hugh of Lincoln, Saint Vincent de Paul, and, most famously, Pope Saint Pius X. The author died in 1936.

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