Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Mother's Tears

St. Monica was born about 332 A.D.; she died about 387.

She was the mother of St. Augustine, and while he lived his licentious and heretical Manichean life, she "stormed heaven by her prayers and her tears..."

According to Butler's Lives of the Saints, "She was God's principal instrument in bringing about his spiritual birth by grace."

Let us pray, then, that by her tears and her prayers, she may again be the "principal instrument" in restoring so many fallen Catholics to grace...

Does it surprise you to hear that a computer scientist talks about such things? Well, I fall too, which ought to come as no surprise.

But then, despite my doctorate, when I need help, I know where to go.

Do you?


At 28 August, 2008 14:21, Anonymous Philip said...

As a computer scientist in a PhD program, it's nice to read good Catholic blogging by a kindred spirit!


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