Chaplet of St. Monica



Saint Monica Chaplet

This chaplet has 32 beads, one for each year St. Monica wept and prayed for the conversion and salvation of her son, St. Augustine.


Begin on the medal with the prayer of St. Monica:

“O holy Monica, by your burning tears and unceasing prayers, you did save your son from eternal damnation. Obtain for us the grace to comprehend what is most conductive to the salvation of our children, so that we may effectively restrain them from the way of sin and lead them by that of virtue and piety to heaven!”

On the pendant bead, Pray: Our Father

On the second pendant bead, pray:

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful,

Grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

For each group of five, on the large bead, pray one of the petitions below, followed by Hail Mary on each of the four small beads:

1. I join my tears to yours; against the spirit of Despair, toward the spirit of Hope.

St. Monica, pray for me (us) in the Holy Name of Jesus! 4 Hail Marys...


2. I join my tears to yours; against the spirit of Anger, toward the spirit of Love.

St. Monica, pray for me (us) in the Holy Name of Jesus! 4 Hail Marys...


3. I join my tears to yours; against the spirit of Blame, toward the spirit of Forgiveness.

St. Monica, pray for me (us) in the Holy Name of Jesus! 4 Hail Marys...


4. I join my tears to yours; against the spirit of Suspicion, toward the spirit of Trust.

St. Monica, pray for me in the Holy Name of Jesus! 4 Hail Marys…


5. I join my tears to yours; against the spirit of Doubt, towards the spirit of Faith.

St. Monica, pray for me in the Holy Name of Jesus! 4 Hail Marys…


6. I join my tears to yours; against the spirit of Fear, toward the spirit of Peace.

St. Monica, pray for me in the Holy Name of Jesus! 4 Hail Marys…

Returning to pendant, on the first bead pray:

“St. Monica, Exemplary mother of the great St. Augustine, you perseveringly pursued your wayward son, not with wild threats but with prayerful cries to heaven. Intercede for all mothers in our day so that they may learn to draw their children to God. Teach them how to remain close to their children, even the prodigal sons and daughters who have sadly gone astray.”


On the next pendant bead, pray:

“O great St. Augustine, take our children under your protection! To our efforts in their behalf, join your intercession for them with God. Exert all your influence and with the compassion of your loving heart, intercede with the Most Holy Trinity for them. Permit not that our children, sanctified in the waters of baptism, should through mortal sin be banished from the presence of God and suffer eternal punishment.”


On the medal:

“Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Eternal Father, have mercy on us and our children! Lord, graciously hear us! Amen.”

Daily Novena to St. Monica

Dear St. Monica, once the sorrowing mother of a wayward son, please present our novena petitions before God in whose presence you stand. Remember, dear St. Monica, the joy that flooded your heart when Augustine, the son of your prayers and tears, turned his life over to the Lord. Obtain for us, if it be His holy will, the graces we request through your intercessory power, that we may experience the happiness of answered prayer. Amen.