Saint Monica’s Feast Day is August 27. She was born in Tagaste, North Africa. The widowed mother of St. Augustine of Hippo and married Patricius, a dissolute and violent pagan, bearing his children
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Monica prayed for the conversion of St. Augustine and followed him to Rome in 383. St. Augustine was baptized in Milan in 386.
Monica died at Ostia, Italy when preparing to return to Africa. She is the patroness of married women and a model for Christian Mothers. Her relics are enshrined at the church of St. Augustine in Rome.