I thought since the Church saw fit to move St. Monica's feast day (August 27th) to the day before her son's feast day (August 28th), I thought I would make matching icon coloring pages for this special mother and her son. Here is St. Monica's coloring page. I hope to get St. Augustine's up later but my computer time is coming to an end.
We have a book club meeting tomorrow, but we are going to spend a little time studying St. Monica. We aren't doing any formal geography this year, but a globe, some wall maps and Google Earth are going to help us explore the place she was born (Algeria) and the place she died (Ostia, Italy). And for dinner, we are having a version of this Algerian dish. My recipe calls for zucchini, chicken, tomatoes and couscous (no chickpeas).
Exemplary Mother of the great Augustine, you perseveringly pursued your wayward son not with wild threats but with prayerful cries to heaven. Intercede for all mothers in our day so that they may learn to draw their children to God. Teach them how to remain close to their children, even the prodigal sons and daughters who have sadly gone astray. Amen.