Oil dedicated to St Monica on prayer cloth
Oil dedicated to St Monica on prayer cloth is one of our new products to get our healing oils out to the public. St Monica’s healing oil is dedicated to the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo. She was born in 331 A.D. in Tagaste, which is present-day Algeria.
She was married off to the Roman pagan Patricius. While Monica’s prayers and Christian deeds bothered Patricius, he is said to have respected her beliefs. Three children were born to Monica and Patricius: Augustine, Navigius, and Perpetua.
For years Monica prayed for her husband and mother-in-law, until finally, one year before Patricius’ death, she successfully converted them. She also put much prayer into the conversion of Augustine her wayward son. The fact that he became one of the great doctors of the Church is testimony to the effectiveness of her prayers.
Tradition of oils
The tradition of anointing with sacred oil is very old indeed. It is used in sacraments and also as a devotional practice. The sick person applies the oil and blesses themselves. As they do so, they are asked to pray to whomever the oil is dedicated to. The Irish blessings oils do not have miraculous power. It is God who has the power to heal. Applying the oil while praying are important ways for us to express our faith in God’s power. Moreover, by doing so we place our trust in God.