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St. Gerard Majella (Prayer for a Safe Delivery) Holy Card

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Gerard Majella (Prayer for a Safe Delivery) Ho

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This laminated holy card depicts St. Gerard Majella, patron of expectant mothers, holding a lily and a crucifix.  On the back is the following prayer "For a Safe Delivery:"

O Great St. Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of thy meek and humble Saviour, and devoted Child of the Mother of God:  enkindle within my heart one spark of that Heavenly fire of charity which glowed in thee and made thee a seraph of love.  O glorious St. Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, thou didst bear, like thy Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, thou hast been raised up by God as the Patron and Protector of expectant mothers.  Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the lustrial waters of baptism, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen


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4 1/4"  (10.7 cm) x 2 1/2"  (6.35 cm)


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St. Gerard Majella

St. Gerard Majella Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 10/16


Patron Of: Mothers, Unborn, Falsely Accused, Expectant Mothers

Memorial

    * 16 October

Profile

    Son of a tailor who died when the boy was 12, leaving the family in poverty. Gerard tried to join the Capuchins, but his health prevented it He was accepted as a Redemptorist lay brother serving his congregation as sacristan, gardener, porter, infirmarian, and tailor. Miracle worker.

    When falsely accused by a pregnant woman of being the father of her child, he retreated to silence; she later recanted and cleared him, and thus began his association as patron of all aspects of pregnancy. Reputed to bilocate and read consciences. His last will consisted of the following small note on the door of his cell: “Here the will of God is done, as God wills, and as long as God wills.”

Born

    * 23 April 1725 at Muro, Italy

Died

    * 16 October 1755 at Caposele, Italy of tuberculosis

Beatified

    * 29 January 1893 by Pope Leo XIII

Canonized

    * 11 December 1904 by Pope Saint Pius X

Patronage

    * childbirth
    * children
    * expectant mothers
    * falsely accused people
    * good confessions
    * lay brothers
    * motherhood
    * mothers
    * Muro, Italy
    * pregnant women
    * pro-life movement
    * unborn children

 



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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