In his words at today's midday Angelus, Pope Benedict spoke about St. Monica's prayers for the conversion of her son, St. Augustine, and about how Church history has countless examples of saints and Christian families. He said, "When the husband and wife generously dedicate themselves to the
education of their children, guiding and orienting them in the
discovery of God's design of life, they are preparing that fertile
spiritual soil from which vocations to the priesthood and the
consecrated life grow and mature."
Zenit and Benedetto XVI Forum have full English translations of the text. The Daily Bulletin has the original Italian. Asia News and Catholic News Agency have articles.