August 27th, the memorial of St. Monica
Today’s collect in the English Missal reads: “God of mercy, comfort of those in sorrow, the tears of Saint Monica moved you to convert her son Saint Augustine to the faith of Christ. By their prayers, help us to turn from our sins and to find your loving forgiveness. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.”
As is often the case with ICEL translations, there is a pretty serious error here. The Latin does not say that the tears of St. Monica moved God, but rather that God received the tears of St. Monica and converted her son (lacrimas beatae Monicae suscepisti). However, while the grammatical blunder is certainly inexcusable, there is no need to think that the English translation of the prayer is doctrinally unsound.