St. Monica Institute
Through the prayers and encouragement of Saint Monica, her son Augustine listened to the preaching of Saint Ambrose, converted entirely to Christ and accepted Baptism. Monica’s faith and example provide the perfect image for our institute for patristic studies: her perseverance brought two of the Church’s greatest fathers and doctors together, the result of which affected the course of the Church’s development, life and understanding of the Mystery of Christ until today. Such faith and perseverance can serve as our guide to a deeper understanding of the work of Church Fathers to help in the Church’s scholarship, and to continue that same work of evangelization, conversion and the deepening of Catholic life in our own time.
This Institute began in December 2004, during the sesquicentennial celebration of Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Stamford, Connecticut. Efforts progressed and continue to acquire the entire patristic corpus by the Abbe Migne, as well as other important and modern critical editions of patristic works. To date, Saint Monica’s has acquired the entire Patrologia Latina and is gathering the volumes of the Patrologia Graeca-Latina.