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The Life of Saint Monica is written by Francis Alice Forbes in 1928. It tells the story of Monica, the mother of Saint Augustine. Monica was a Christian woman who lived in the 4th century in Northern Africa. She was married to a pagan. She had three children: Augustine, Navigius and Perpetua. She was not happily married, but with her friendliness and patience she was an example for others. Her husband converted to Christianity before he died. Monica did not remarry. This book relates how she hopes and prays that her son Augustine will become a Christian. He did convert to Christianity a year before his mother Monica died in 387. Saint Augustine became a bishop and is considered to be one of the most influential theologians of Western Christianity. He is also known as Augustin’s and as Augustine of Hippo.