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August in Stained Glass

August is a month with a host of notable feasts. Three of these have already been covered in previous Stained Glass articles — the Transfiguration: August 2017; Assumption and Queenship of Mary: March 2017. On 3 August we celebrate St Dominic, who founded the Dominican Order in 1215. The story is told that his pregnant […]

Wednesday 27 August

St Monica 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-10, 16-18: Ps 128; Matthew 23:27 -32 Perseverence The opening words of today’s psalm must surely apply to St Monica. When she began praying for her wayward son, she could never have known it would take seventeen years for her prayers to be answered. Nor could she have imagined God’s […]

Saturday 27 August

St Monica 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11, Ps.98, Matthew 14-30 Making the most of our talents St Monica was born in North Africa in 332AD. She is best known as the mother of St Augustine of Hippo. She had four children altogether. Monica was a mother who saw potential in her son. She prayed continually and in […]