Today is the feast day of St Monica, my patron Saint. She's an amazing woman whose faith and perseverance I greatly admire. She was married to a pagan man who seems to have not been the nicest, and she had three children, among them was St Augustine. She was grieved by Augustine's wayward life and prayed constantly for his conversion, as well as praying for the conversion of her husband. In the end they did convert, a testament to her great faith and prayer. St Monica, pray for us.