August 25th .  That parents have unique relationships with their children was accepted by everyone. Lucia shared,  “I think that mothers never stop worrying about their children, their daughters or their sons.  The widows in our parish have formed a support group and named St Monica as their patron. Why?  She was a mother who never stopped praying for her son to change his immoral way of life and her prayers were answered. Her son Augustine eventually became a great teacher and one of the first African saints.  We don’t all have bad children and mothers do their best but without fathers boys may be more inclined to go off the rails.  Fr George even said that when he visited the jail he was shocked to find a few of his altar servers now serving time in a very different way. Two were convicted of rape and armed robbery another of drug dealing. What happened to those boys along the way? “ 

“If the householder had known in what part of the night the thief was coming he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into.  Matthew 24:42-51  Pope Francis:   “She bore me in the arms of her prayer that you might say to the son of the widow: I command you – arise.   St Augustine. Confessions 6:2.  Sex often becomes depersonalised and unhealthy; as a result it becomes the occasion and instrument for self-assertion and the selfish satisfaction of personal desires and instincts.  Can we really ignore or overlook the continuing forms of domination, arrogance, abuse, sexual perversion and violence that are the product of a warped understanding of sexuality?  AL153