Hope and healing for those with a loved one who has left the Faith.
St. Monica was the loving mother of St. Augustine, Catholic theologian and Doctor of the Church.
While St. Augustine became one of the most influential theologians of the Catholic Faith, he spent a period of time running from God. During this period, his mother prayed continuously for his conversion. God answered her prayers!
In What Would Monica Do?, two mothers, authors, and lovers of St. Monica offer guidance, practical advice, and prayers for navigating the difficulty of losing a loved one to the world through their reflections on St. Monica.
With this resource of inspiration and consolation, readers will learn:
- The story of St. Monica’s faithfulness to God and selfless love for her child.
- How to navigate the grief of watching a loved one leave the Faith.
- Prayers to offer for the conversion of children and grandchildren living contrary to the Catholic Faith.
- How to let go of anger and unforgiveness to allow your heart to be filled with peace and comfort.
- How to set an example of faith that draws non-believers to Catholicism.
- And more!
What Would Monica Do? is the friend and guide that you need to find peace and consolation in a relationship with your heavenly Father even while experiencing tremendous grief and disappointment.
St. Monica, pray for us!
“This book delivers potent Catholic wisdom, inspiration, and hope! The authors beautifully connect St. Monica’s life and spirituality to this present time when so many lament the loss of faith by loved ones. With practical, personal testimonies, this timely work encourages readers to arise with trust and prayer. St. Monica, rather than pondering, “What did I do wrong?”, prayed in courageous hope motivated by ardent love for God and family. Please give yourself and loved ones the gift of this book.”
Author of A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Praying for Priests
“What family with children who have drifted from the faith doesn’t need encouragement, wisdom and hope? This book provides it. Well written with lots of stories and examples. Highly recommended.”
–Ralph Martin S.T.D.
Director of Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Archdiocese of Detroit
“While the world attacks our loved ones, this book is a blueprint for building a fortress of hope! It’s loaded with practical instructions for managing emotions, finding powerful support in some surprising places, and how to fill your arsenal with a few secret weapons! Take heart, dear reader, 'fallen-away' is not the end!”
Catholic Life and Relationship Coach