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How to bring loved ones back to the Faith: Lessons from St. Monica

  • Jennifer Rey
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  • October 14 2013
CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn

"We can't change people," said author and speaker Mike Aquilina in an interview with Matthew Leonard, executive director of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. As hard as we want to push when a loved one falls away from the Church, pestering may not be the best approach. In this video, Leonard interviews Aquilina and co-author Mark Sullivan about an inspiring example in their book, "St. Monica and the Power of Persistent Prayer."

For nearly two decades, St. Monica prayed for her wayward son, St. Augustine. The authors discuss her powerful example of motherhood, especially in relation to adult children, and her secret to helping bring loved ones back to the Faith.


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