Feast Day Fun: St Monica, Patron Saint of Moms!

St Monica

{August27} Feast Day Fun: St Monica!

St Monica is remembered as having a stressful life, between her ill-tempered husband and rebellious son! Through persistent prayer, sacrifice, patience and gentleness, St Monica’s husband converted before he died. Her rebellious son Augustine was also converted and became a bishop and saint and is recognized as a Doctor of the Church. With patience, gentleness and persistence, St Monica reminds us to pray for others, even when they are difficult to get along with …and resistant to changing their ways! She offers us hope in our prayer for those who stray from Jesus.


1St Monica is the patron saint of mothers! Consider this Feast Day as a special Mother’s Day. Offer prayers for all mothers including first time pregnant moms!





St Monica praying pretzels

St Monica is known for her persistent prayers for her husband and son. Make pizza-dough pretzels today, just as the monks made them; their form represents folded hands in prayer!

3The power of prayer just can’t be emphasized enough!

Check out our new line of Prayer Impressions Journal Stamps converting any dollarstore notebook into a customized Prayer Journal, perfect for YOU! You will find almost 40 Journal Stamps (and we’re always adding more….) guiding you in your prayer routine and embellishing your prayer journal with SAINTS at our Prayer Impressions Journal Stamp Shoppe!


Journal Prayers and Novenas Craft Kit Prayer Journal Prompts Craft Kit


This month, we just released the Journal Prayers & Novenas Craft Kit…a great compliment to our Prayer Journal Prompts Craft Kit to help you customize any dollarstore notebook into a treasured, personalized Prayer Journal with all of your favorite prayers for easy reference…and meaningful prompts to kickstart your prayer to Jesus.

Our new Journal Prayers & Novenas Craft Kit even includes a powerful Novena template for the intercession of St. Monica!

Both are available at the Arma Dei Shoppe as PDFs you can print at home…with permission to print additional sets for personal use (think…future Prayer Journals for you and custom Prayer Journals for your friends!)

Check out over 40 Catholic Craft Kits, stuffed with Saints, Sacraments, Catechism and Prayer

…at the Arma Dei Shoppe!

all season prayer bank

Build your family’s repertoire of prayers with the All Season Prayer Bank: it comes with 73 special prayer cards and templates for a neat accordion envelope folder to keep them in!

Do you collect your favorite Catholic prayers and images on Pinterest? I do!



This is the Pinterest Prayer Book Tutorial I put together, using Catholic prayers and images I collected on Pinterest, along with templates from the All Season Prayer Bank.

Prayer-Loom Prayer Book I also offer the Prayer Loom Prayer Book Tutorial to help you make this awesome custom Sacrament Gift. You could also include these awesome Prayer Printables made by Kendra at Catholic All Year.




Feast Day Crafts and Activities

Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO) and Series THREE

St Monica,

Pray for us!

Saints linkup button 2014 Do you have your own family activities, traditions, crafts or celebrations to share for this special Feast Day? Tell us about it in the comments or contact us! We’d love to hear from you! Treasure Chest and Saint Scripts Kits

This is the another edition of Feast Day Fun…offering excerpts from

A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families

and Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO) 

and Saint Scripts Craft Kit Series THREE

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