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Monica (or Monnica) (331 387) is a Christian saint and the mother of Augustine of Hippo, who wrote extensively
virtues and his life with her in his Confessions. Monica was of Berber descent. She was born in Roman Africa.
parents brought her up as Christian and married her to an older pagan man named Patricius, a curialis of
(located in modern-day Souk Ahras, Algeria). He was a man of kindness, but also a man given to violent tempers
adultery. Augustine reports that despite the prevalence of domestic violence at the time, because of her
him, Monica was never beaten by Patricius. Initially, she got on poorly with her mother-in-law, but Monica won
by her respectfulness, patience, and gentleness. Monica attended Holy Mass daily and cultivated the virtue of
She advised other wives, who were beaten, to hold their tongues around their husbands, rather than proudly
them. Eventually, she converted Patricius to Christianity and calmed his violent nature. Monica bore three
among them Augustine. Augustine made her very happy with his successes as a scholar and teacher, but he also
very ashamed with his debauchery. For ten years, Augustine lived with his mistress and subscribed to
sent Augustine to a bishop to be convinced of his errors. The bishop, however, was unable to prevail, and he
Monica simply to continue to pray for her son. He told her, "it cannot be that the son of these tears should
When her spouse Patricius died, Monica joined Augustine in Italy. There, some time later, she had the pleasure
her son, at the age of 33, converted and baptized by Ambrose. Not long after, as she was preparing to return to
she died at the age of 56 at the port of Ostia. As recounted by Augustine, before she died she told him: "There
indeed one thing for which I wished to tarry a little in this life, and that was that I might see you an
Christian before I died. My God hath answered this more than abundantly, so that I see you now made his servant
spurning all earthly happiness. What more am I to do here?"
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