The Saint Monica Club

How to Hope, Wait, and Pray for Your Fallen-Away Loved Ones

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In the fourth century, a young man named Augustine turned his back on the Church, plunging into a frenzied life of lust and dissipation. His renunciation left Monica, his pious Catholic mother, weeping and praying for his salvation . . . for more than a decade!

Like so many Catholics today – even perhaps like you – Monica wrestled daily with the pain of having a loved one fall away from the Faith. Like us, she often feared that her prayers and tears were of little worth, empty, futile.

Not so! After nearly two decades, Augustine returned to the Faith, and in a big way. Revered today as Saint Augustine, he joined in holiness his mother, Monica – now Saint Monica – whose sacrifices, prayers, and pain finally won for both of them the crown of sanctity.

In these pages, author Maggie Green provides wise, compassionate guidance for members of what she calls “The Saint Monica Club”: good Catholics suffering like Monica the rejection of the Faith by persons they love dearly.

Herself a longtime and long-suffering member of the club, Green shows how persevering as Monica did in devoted love for straying souls – loving them as God does – will not only quiet the lingering, aching cry of our hearts, but will also draw our lost loved ones back to the Faith and into the arms of Jesus again. Yes, the nonconfrontational Way of Saint Monica is hard. But it is the only way. These pages demonstrate that, with the souls of our loved ones at stake, it is worth the effort . . . and worth the wait.

  • Pages: 144
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622827-237
  • Product Code: 7237
  • Availability: In Stock
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Must-Read for Parents of "Prodigal" Children
The love with which Maggie Green writes about children who qualify as "prodigals" is palpable throughout this book. Ms. Green writes to support parents whose children have left the Catholic Church, and uses short chapters to make this an easy read, but also an inspirational read. This is a must-read for parents whose children have "fallen away" from the Church. I was grateful to have this gifted to me, so that I can tuck it on my shelf and pull it out when I doubt "what I could have done differently."
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Maggie Green's new book brings to print her passion for the Church and her desire that all those she loves seek and find their place at the Wedding Feast with Christ. Maggie speaks from her heart and her experience as a parent. She eloquently yet simply leads the reader through steps to be taken to bring his/her Prodigal loved ones back into the Family of Faith. Prayer, Hope, Witness and Patience are only part of her story. Maggie alerts the reader to pitfalls. She offers listening techniques. It is an excellent guide for every Catholic yet these techniques are applicable for any Christian searching for ways to help lost or wandering souls. Maggie reminds us that at times the struggle hurts, but we will grow and find deeper joy in our own spiritual journey as we endeavor to bring our loved ones back to Faith. It is a return that comes only in God's own time.
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A Superb * Must-Read * for Mourning Parents
"The Saint Monica Club" became a hot potato: I immediately gave Maggie Green's book away to one who desperately needed it; I have a half dozen others in mind as well - and will be recommending it. Her offering is a tender tribute to suffering parents who often find themselves in agony over their fallen-away children. But this book is a monumental rescue mission. It is road map for troubled parents because it offers smorgasbords of practical, fruit-filled, and holy remedies to assist them in their struggle. Green's time-tested suggestions - if obliged - will carve suffering parents into saints. The writing is searing and "real" because it comes from the heart of one who has learned to offer herself up and walk straight into the pain. Eg: P. 29 "One family member is is the nail on the left, the other on the right, both connected by the body and blood of Jesus and both entrenched, refusing to budge. It is then that the Heart of the One who loves in both pierced." Ms. Green writes like a mourning Irish poet who knows the rain clouds will one-day part. Bravo.
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Saint Monica Club Set bundle

Saint Monica Club Set

Learn how prayer can help you grow in virtue and lead others to Christ.

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