Oil Dedicated to St Monica (Patron for Alcoholics)
Oil Dedicated to St Monica (Patron for Alcoholics) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Monica, also known as Monica of Hippo, holds a special place in the hearts of those seeking solace and guidance in their struggles with alcoholism. Born in 331 AD in Tagaste, North Africa, Monica’s life serves as a testament to the power of faith, perseverance, and maternal love.
Monica’s early years were marked by a strong Christian upbringing, but her marriage to Patricius, a pagan, brought challenges. Patricius had a fiery temper and struggled with alcoholism, often causing turmoil in their household. Despite these hardships, Monica remained steadfast in her faith and commitment to her family.
Monica’s life is a testament to the power of prayer, as she spent years fervently interceding for her son’s conversion and her husband’s sobriety. Her example teaches us that love and faith can move mountains, even in the most challenging circumstances.
In recognition of her dedication to her family. And her role as a source of hope and support for those battling alcoholism. Saint Monica named the patron saint for alcoholics. Her life serves as a beacon of light for individuals and families affected by addiction. Offering solace and encouragement to those seeking recovery and healing.
Today, Saint Monica’s feast day, August 27th. Celebrated by many in the Christian faith as a day to remember her devotion, perseverance. And the power of faith to bring about transformation. Her story reminds us that no matter how dire our circumstances may seem. With faith and love, we can overcome even the most challenging obstacles in our lives. Saint Monica’s legacy lives on as a symbol of hope for those struggling with alcoholism. And a reminder that through faith and prayer, healing and recovery are possible.