Monica - August 27th
St Monica (d. 387, Ostia, Italy) (Relics: Rome, Italy)
First Class Relics
*This church is near Piazza Navona.
*Relics of St Monica, the mother of St Augustine, rest within the Blessed Sacrament Chapel just to the left of the main sanctuary.
Churches of Honor in Rome
Sant’Aurea a Ostia Antica
(Saint Aurea at Old Ostia)
Piazza della Rocca 13
00119 Rome, Italy
*This church is located just south of Rome at Ostia Antica.
*On the right side of the nave is a chapel dedicated to St Monica. For many centuries her remains rested in this chapel. In 1425 they were relocated to the church of Sant’Agostino where they rest today.
*Within this chapel is a work by Pietro da Cortona entitled the Ecstasy of St Monica.
Santa Monica dei Agostini
(Saint Monica of the Augustines)
Piazza del Sant'Uffizio
*This church is near the Vatican and it is dedicated to St Monica. It is not open often.