Tag: St. Augustine

How prayer has affected my life and the lives of others

St. Paul's classic statement about prayer.
I’ve spent some time reflecting and praying about the Parkland, Florida shooting.  I see a lot of people criticizing those who pray for the victims and their families or even the person responsible for the tragedy.  Apparently they don’t understand the power of prayer. Christians know that prayer works.  We know and understand that praying... Read more »

Who is in your army of saints?

When I <a href="http://www.family-prayer.org/saint-monica.html">found this complete prayer</a> to St. Monica, I printed it out and  taped it to cardboard.  I keep it in my Magnificat.  St. Monica was my BFF for a long time.  She answered my prayers with the help of her son, St. Augustine.
Who is in your army of saints?  I have five that I have been praying to for their intercession in certain circumstances over the past two years. Most people pray to one saint for a specific intention that’s related to that saint’s expertise.  I decided to combine forces and add other saints.  Though not all... Read more »

The Power of a Mother's Prayers

When my kids were younger, and they had done something wrong, I would tell them, “NEVER underestimate the power of my prayers!”  They would give me these very quizzical looks with just a bit of fear in their eyes.  I don’t think they really understood what that meant, but I always had St. Monica in... Read more »

She Who Sings ... Sings Her Fool Head Off

“He who sings prays twice.” – St. Augustine Singing in church is one of those things where not everyone participates, including me.  If I’m not in the choir, I don’t always join in.  Sometimes I’ll look around and I see a few mouths moving.  Then I’ll be moved by a certain hymn and sing along... Read more »

St. Monica and Her Son, St. Augustine: Role Models for Today

“My son, as to me, I no longer find any pleasure in this life.  What more I have to do here and why I am still here I do not know, since I have no longer anything to hope for in this world.  There was only one reason why I wanted to stay a little... Read more »

Fulgentius of Ruspe

“Christ made love the stairway that would enable all Christians to climb to heaven.  Hold fast to love, therefore, in all sincerity, and give one another practical proof of it.” – Fulgentius of Ruspe (468?-533) Practical proof of love?  Oh!  Does that mean pretty baubles and eBooks?  Probably not.  I think the key word here... Read more »