Tour Locations | A Walk in Santa Monica
LOCATION 24 | A Walk in Santa Monica
Statue of Saint Monica, End of Tour
Now stop here. Walk around to the front of the sculpture for a closer look.
[3 SECOND PAUSE]
And here we are. At the end of Wilshire Boulevard, at the statue of Saint Monica. Saint Monica is the patron saint of mothers and wives and the mother of Saint Augustine. Before he embraced Christianity, Saint Augustine was a bad boy, and Saint Monica prayed and cried for him.
When the Spanish were settling the area, a Spanish monk found a spring which he said reminded him of the tears of Santa Monica. And that’s how Santa Monica got its name.
I am going to leave you here. I hope you enjoyed your walk in Santa Monica. I’ve got to go see my guy who lives over on California. He’s cooking tonight. See ya.