The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

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Safeguarding Saints’ Day: St Monica

August 27

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St Monica is one of our ‘Safeguarding Saints’: she was a Christian, married to an abusive pagan husband. One of her three children was St Augustine of Hippo: a great Saint and Doctor of the Church. St Monica prayed that her violent husband would repent before he died  – and he did!

St Monica is a Patron Saint of all victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse.  The Leeds charity which provides short-term accommodation for destitute female asylum seekers, St Monica’s Housing, is named after her.

If you have information of a safeguarding nature where a child or adult at risk is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call emergency services on 999. Diocese of Leeds Safeguarding can be contacted in confidence by email via Safeguarding@dioceseofleeds.org.uk or speak to our Safeguarding Team on 0113 2618046. Anyone who brings concerns or allegations to the notice of the Church will be responded to sensitively, respectfully and seriously. All concerns and allegations will be addressed using the Church’s national procedures and in a timely manner. The Catholic Safeguarding Standard Agency (CSSA) can also be contacted on 0207 901 1920 or via email at admin@catholicsafeguarding.org.uk

Safeguarding is Everybody’s Business!

St Monica: pray for us!