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Marriage and Family Life Contact:

Dan Thimons
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Office for Marriage & Family Evangelization & Discipleship
100 East Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-3131

Dan Thimons, Director
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Society of St. Monica

God wills that our desire should be exercised in prayer, that we may be able to receive what he is prepared to give.
~St. Augustine

Members of the Society of St. Monica agree to pray daily for the conversion of their wayward son or daughter.

There are no dues or meetings, simply a pledge of daily prayer.

REGISTER HERE if you wish to receive a St. Monica Prayer Card by mail. You will also be informed by email of upcoming prayer opportunities and gatherings of members of the Society of St. Monica around the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Prayer For a Wayward Son
Holy Mother of Sorrows, never among all your sufferings on Calvary were you forced to bear the sins of a wayward child. But, Mother, my son has gone far astray. I love him, Mother, because he is mine; I have cared for him as best I could. I know that you love my son dearly too, because you suffered so much for his salvation. Please then pray for him now; remind your Son how much my boy means to Him and to you and to me. Mother, guide my dear one and lead him gently back to the right way, as only you can do. Amen.
My Mother, my trust!

Prayer For a Wayward Daughter
Holy Virgin Mary, you are the consecration and the protectress of all Christian womanhood. The glory of your own pure womanhood is dear to you, and you wish to see its beauty reflected in all your daughters. Let the image of this womanhood then shine upon my precious daughter. Touch her heart and awaken there a love for you and for that womanhood resplendent in you. Guide her erring feet and bring her back to you and to holiness of life. Shelter her beneath your protecting mantle and take her close in your mothering embrace. Remember that she is your child as well as mine and needs your Mother’s protection more than the many who have not strayed. To you, O Mother, I commend her; in you I completely confide for her restoration to a holy and virtuous life. Amen.
Mary, our hope, have pity on us!