I just love this image of St. Monica

I’ve seen her on the subway, shopping at Key Food, nibbling on french fries at McDonald’s, her mind clearly on something else.  I imagine you’ve seen her, too.

Keep her in your prayers.  These are tough times to be a kid. And tough times to be a mother.

St. Monica, on this your feast day, pray for us, and for all our children.

Image: from St. Monica’s Church, Trenton, by John Nava, who created the stunning tapestries in the Los Angeles cathedral.