Saint Monica and a Mother’s Love

800px-saint_augustine_and_saint_monicaI’m not Catholic.  Let’s just put that up front.  I do believe humans are spiritual beings and that it often manifests in organized religion and I respect that.  Oftentimes, the history of a religion is a huge part of the history of a people and their culture.

Robin, the heroine of A Vintage Heart in Hollywood is a devout Catholic.  So, when the hero, Jack, learns his mother has just had a stroke, Robin sends him her grandmother’s prayer beads and Saint Monica medal.  To her, Saint Monica represents a mother’s love.  Of course, she can’t tell the hero any of this or even that she is the one who sent them.  Because she is still married to another man.

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Saint Monica was the mother of Saint Augustine and her story is riveting really.  History is the best story, I think.  Way more than the facts and numbers involved with only the most famous movers and shakers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Monica

I found the prayer beads and medal at this link-   http://www.viarosa.com/VR/StMonica/VRpop04.html