The Life of Saint Monica


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(4.7 stars; 64 reviews)

This book is above all things the story of a mother. But it is also the story of a noble woman—a woman who was truly great, for the reason that she never sought to be so. Because she understood the sphere in which a woman's work in the world must usually lie, and led her life truly along the lines that God had laid down for her; because she suffered bravely, forgot herself for others, and remained faithful to her noble ideals, she ruled as a queen amongst those with whom her life was cast. Her influence was great and far-reaching, but she herself was the last to suspect it, the last to desire it, and that was perhaps the secret of its greatness. The type is rare at the present day, but, thank God! there are Monicas still in the world. If there were more, the world would be a better place. - Summary from the book (2 hr 7 min)

Reviews

The Life of Saint Monica


(4.5 stars)

Very nice to hear St. Monica and St. Augustine's amazing story. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Bring on more Saint stories. And a big thank you to all the readers! God bless you all.


(5 stars)

I was looking for books that highlights a mother's love and prayers for her children. I am longing to look to Christian women of the past as mentors. This book was exactly that. I am so encouraged by Monica's selfless simple and quiet love and faithfulness for her husband, her mother in law, her son, her son's friends,, and all those who knew her.

The Mother of Saint Augustine


(5 stars)

really Good book. It's more about the trial of being the Mother of Saint Augustine of Hippo, to put his and her life in context start with The Confessions of Saint Augustine. Follow that up with the City of God by Saint Augustine. Definitely worthwhile.

Inspiring and uplifting!


(5 stars)

What a great text. It makes the life and times of these saints come alive. The book is also the story of the conversion of Saint Augustine. The readers are pretty good.

brilliant


(5 stars)

this was such a good book. it has been a real blessing to hear the story of St Monica and of her son who became the great St Augustine


(5 stars)

truly an amazing and inspiring book! I enjoyed it very much as I do all of the Author's works. Thank you to everyone who made this into an autobook!!!

Well written account of the power of a life of humility and love


(5 stars)

The Life of Saint Monica


(5 stars)

Engaging and well read.