O glorious St. Monica,
after a lifetime of tearful prayers,
fasting, and sacrifice,
you were at last granted the happiness of witnessing both
your husband’s and son’s conversion.
After your son Augustine returned to the faith,
you said: “God has granted this to me in more than abundance.
What am I still doing here?”
A few days later,
you died happily at peace with God and His world.
Grant us that same peace, faith,
and acceptance of God’s Will,
that we may live all our years in serenity
and go joyfully to our heavenly home,
secure in the knowledge of eternal salvation.