The Word Among Us

July 2009 Issue

A Saint for the Sandwich Generation

A Look at St. Monica

By: Ruth Nees

A Saint for the Sandwich Generation: A Look at St. Monica by Ruth Nees

Tourists on a glorious spring day in 2003, my husband and I took a short metro ride to the outskirts of Rome to Ostia Antica, the ruins of a once great port city. For several hours we roamed this large, preserved site of antiquity.

At an intersection on one of the many cobblestone streets, I was suddenly riveted in place. The plaque on the low, waist-high stones stated...

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