27th August - Saint Monica | ICN
Most information about St Monica comes from the writings of her son, St Augustine. He was the eldest of the three children she had with her husband Patricius. The family lived in Tagaste, North Africa, and family life could not have been easy, because by all reports, Patricius was a violent and bad tempered man. He died in 371 when Monica was just 40 and Augustine was a difficult 18 year-old.