Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 26 August 2023 (13th Saturday after Pentecost) | Confident.Faith
- Psalm 72
- 1 Kings 9:1–9, 10:1–13
- 2 Corinthians 5:1–21
- Apology of the Augsburg Confession, V, 177–182
Today we commemorate Monica, Mother of Augustine. Despite being widowed at a young age, Monica devoted herself to the welfare, spiritual and physical, of her children. Monica would follow her son, Augustine, to Rome and then to Milan, where she would finally see the fruit of her efforts (and the Holy Spirit’s work) as Augustine converted to Christianity.