Catholic Classics

Day 35: St. Monica’s Death (The Confessions of St. Augustine)

November 5th, 2023  •  25 mins 57 secs  •  Download (23.8 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Having completed her earthly mission, St. Monica passes from this life to the next. Facing grief and mourning, St. Augustine pursues truth to elevate the pain of loss. He gives thanks to the Lord for his mother and God’s gifts present in her. Fr. Gregory Pine and Fr. Jacob-Bertrand Janczyk remind us that even the saints mourn. They explain that when we prepare for our death and look forward to eternity, worldly concerns vanish. Today’s readings are Book 9, Chapters 11-13.