Midday Moms with Patti Armstrong & Roxane Beauclair Salonen.
What Would Monica Do? calls upon St. Monica’s example andintercession to provide hope and healing for those bearing the cross of a lovedone who is away from the Faith.
Patti Maguire Armstrong and Roxane Beauclair Salonen know alltoo well the sorrow of watching a child turn away from God. In their new book,What Would Monica Do?, the two mothers and lovers of St. Monica provide aresource of inspiration and consolation for Catholic parents and grandparentsexperiencing this grief. What Would Monica Do? is a book that tackles the toughquestions about faithfulness and trust during times of trial. It is a responseto the pain experienced by countless Catholics who are striving to share theFaith with those they love and facing rejection. Armstrong and Salonen inviteall readers to enter into a close friendship with St. Monica to provide thosenavigating this pain alone with a spiritual community. “By delving more deeplyinto [St. Monica’s] life, we can nurture a friendship with her and count her asan intercessor, abiding in heaven, who can guide us to the same eternaldestiny,” write the co-authors. “We invite you to enter into this circle offriendship as we continue learning together and praying for one another.” As amother who watched her son, the future St. Augustine, run from God for over 17years, St. Monica provides a loving and faithful example on this topic offaith. By looking to her, readers experiencing this sorrow can work to trade intheir anger and worry for the peace of Christ. “Letting go and allowing God totake over can be the hardest step in finding freedom,” write the co-authors.“We have discovered, however, that in clinging to his power and glory, we canmake powerful leaps in our faith journey—and that this, more than anything,will benefit our children.