If you haven't seen it by now, go check out the Catholic Cuisine blog where you can see my post about food for St. Monica's feast day today. It is a very simple combination of ingredients, but very tasty! And while you are there, poke around at the wonderful resources that many more talented moms offer for celebrating the liturgical year with a festive feel.
Whenever I find that a favorite saint whose feast day was packed up and relocated on the official Calendar, I am curious as to why. There must be a reason. In some cases, it was that their original feast day was not actually the day that they entered into their eternal reward. In St. Monica's case, it had more to do with her son. The date of St. Monica's death is not known, but since the Augustinians celebrated May 5 as the Conversion of St. Augustine, his mother was placed on the calendar the day before (May 4). When the calendar was revised, she was moved to the day before the day that her son died (August 28). I love the way our Church recognizes the special connection between this saintly mother and child. Her tears, his conversion, her love, his salvation.
Here is a coloring page for St. Augustine's feast day tomorrow.