Monica and Augustine: the child of so many tears cannot be lost
In honor of what is arguably the second most important mother-son team in all Christendom, a link to a fine essay on the two of them by the articulate Amy Welborn. The young Augustine was a strong-willed rebellious type, and his long-suffering worried mom was a yenta who was not always wise yet both never stopped growing in our Lord.
Also, let us remember fondly the mother of Augustine's son, who, when Monica convinced her it would be better for her beloved Augustine and for their little boy, went away quietly, leaving her young son behind. Whatever happened to her after, I've always wondered?