Remembering that we don’t pray to the saints but ask their intercession, we ask them to pray for us as we would ask each other to pray to God for us!..you have as much right as any other of our brothers and sisters to have these as your patrons…by the way, Paul was a convert too! I’m sure he would be only too happy to take you ‘under his wing’! Remember that he too had faults and complained of not being able to do all the good things he wanted to do.
I don’t have a St Monica prayer but there is a famous prayer asking St Monica’s intercession for our families.
I wrote the following…and including it to ‘say’ that one can approach our saints quite naturally.
If you want both Monica and Paul, why not hyphenate them for your Confirmation name Monica-Paul?
Saint Paul and conversion
Saul of Tarsus, implacable enemy of apostle and Church, who became zealous Christian and writer of biblical epistles, intercede for radical conversion in all who are presently disinterested or hostile.
Paul, you showed courage of conviction even before you became a zealous apostle of the Kingdom. Please pray that we will be similarly committed. However, please obtain that we will not support any cause that is not sanctioned by the loving will of God.
God granted you conversion to Christian faith. He chose you as a great apostle of the early Church, and through your writing gave precious insights into religious truth.
You, who turned aside from your treasured convictions to follow Jesus and His commands, please intercede for our courage to undertake radical ongoing conversion. Pray that we also may accept whatever risks or ridicule ensues as we follow and teach the truth.
You taught and exhorted, you endured persecution and personal weakness. You suffered from the error and tepidity of others. You longed for death to unite you with God, but you willed to live in order to serve. Paul, pray that we also shall be true apostles of Christ. 1999
This month of October is expected to give us a new beatified mother-saint, the mother of St Therese of Lisieux (a much loved saint who teaches us a ‘little way’ to holiness, the way of living ordinary life extra-ordinarily well). The mother is Zelie Martin, soon to be Blessed.
I’m delighted that you have been given the grace of conversion to the Catholic faith. May God flood you and your family with graces.
Warm wishes, Trishie