Saint Monica, Mother of Augustine Icon - S257

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Saint Monica was born about the year 330. She had a gentle disposition and always kept guard of her tongue, and by this she avoided the wrath of her short-tempered pagan husband.

Monica desired to have her three children baptized, but her husband would not allow it. Her son Augustine went to live with a young woman and had an illegitimate child with her. He later joined a heretical sect, to the horror of his mother. She wept innumerable tears in prayer for her son, which moved her husband become a Christian before his death. She had a dream in which she was told to be patient with Augustine, despite all her disappointment.

Monica was counseled by a bishop that, "it is not possible that the son of these tears should be lost." Saint Ambrose of Milan praised Monica often for her virtue. After many years of her tireless prayers, Augustine turned, repented, and was baptized. Monica fell asleep in the Lord not long afterward. Her son, Saint Augustine, writes lovingly of her in his Confessions.

Her feast is traditionally celebrated on May 4, and also August 27. She is a model for those with difficult marriages, wayward children, and in prayer for the conversion of loved ones.


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5 reviews

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    Posted by Unknown on Jan 24th 2018

    The masterpiece I ordered was a gift for my church. I also got 2 smaller size icons of St. Monica. I was pleased with the beauty and quality.

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    St. Monica Mini Icon

    Posted by Christine on Sep 2nd 2017

    I am very pleased with the St. Monica icon first, because the size of the icon permitted it to fit perfectly on a small shelf that is mounted on a wall in the entrance way to my home and secondly, the quality of the icon in the smaller size is amazing. The beauty of the rich, traditional colors and attention to the precise mounting of the image put this icon right up there with larger versions. I highly recommend Legacy Icons.

  • 3

    Quality icon, with one exception

    Posted by Janet Morris on May 1st 2017

    First of all, the positives: This icon is beautifully mounted, and arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Now the negatives: I didn't notice that there is a grammar error in the text when I saw it online (I cried unto the Lord in me distress, and He heard me). I contacted Legacy Icons through their website about it, and received no response. So, I am donating it.

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    Posted by Michael Dickinson on Jan 17th 2017

    Beautiful icon of St. Monica. Shipped quickly. My 4th ivon from Legacy and will come back!

  • 5

    Amazingly Beautiful

    Posted by Patricia Kopriv on Sep 7th 2016

    I ordered the St. Monica icon as a gift to an iconographer, Not only was I so moved by the quality, beauty, and craftsmanship of this icon, the iconographer loved it as well! Especially the style of how St. Monica is depicted and the scripture verse she is holding. Absolutely beautiful!