The Life of Saint Monica

Frances Alice Forbes (1869 - 1936)

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

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Christianity - Biographies

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 How St. Monica was Brought Up by Christian Parents in the City of Tagaste MariaS
Play 02 How St. Monica Lived in the Pagan Household of Her Husband Patricius MariaS
Play 03 How St. Monica Brought Up Her Children, and How Little Augustine Fell Sick and Desired Baptism MariaS
Play 04 How St. Monica by Her Gentleness and Charity Won Patricius and His Mother to Christ MariaS
Play 05 How Augustine Went to Carthage and How Patricius Died a Christian Death Eduardo
Play 06 How St. Monica Lived in the Days of Her Widowhood, and How She Put All Her Trust in God Eduardo
Play 07 How St. Monica's Heart Was Well Nigh Broken by the News that Her Son had Adjured the Christian Faith Mich_elle
Play 08 How Augustine Planned to Go to Rome, and How He Cruelly Deceived His Mother Mich_elle
Play 09 How Augustine Came to Milan, and How His Tempest-Tossed Soul Found Light and Peace at Last Mich_elle
Play 10 How St. Monica Lived at Cassiacum with Augustine and His Friends, and How Augustine was Baptized by St. Ambrose MariaS
Play 11 How St. Monica Set Out for Africa with St. Augustine, and how She Died at Ostia on the Tiber Mary Kay