Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Name Day, Monika! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Monika.  Happy name day, Monika!
The name Monika is the Czech form of Monica.  Monica is possibly of Greek origin, meaning "solitary", or of Latin origin, meaning "to advise".  Saint Monica, the mother of Saint Augustine, prayed for her son and saved him from self-destruction.  As a result, Saint Augustine became one of the greatest saints in history.

Statue of St Monica at front of former Augustinian church in Tábor, CZ
File:Tabor CZ Nativity of Virgin Mary church front St Monica.jpg