Patron on Expectant Mothers
Figurine comes nicely displayed in a clear fronted box with the the Story of the saint on the outside and a prayer card inside.
In 1725 Gerard Majella was born as the son of a tailor in Muro, Italy. Gerard’s father died when he was 12 years old, which left the family in poverty. Gerard was apprenticed to a tailor who was very unkind. Gerard attempted to join the Capuchin Monastery, but his poor health prevented him from joining the monastery. So Gerard was accepted as a lay brother who served his Order as a tailor, informarian, gardener and porter.
During his laymanship, Gerard was accused by a woman as being the father of her unborn child. Because of the accusation, Gerard retreated into silence until the woman later cleared him of the accusation. This incident led to Gerard becoming associated with pregnancies and childbirth. He has become associated with the pro-life movement and good will toward unborn children. Gerard died of tuberculosis in 1755. He left a note on the door of his room that read “Here the will of God is done, as God wills, and as long as God wills”. Gerard was canonized in 1904.
Feast Day: October 16
Prayer for Motherhood
O good St Gerard, powerful intercessor before God and Wonder-worker of our day, I call upon thee and seek thy aid. Thou who on earth didst always fulfil God’s design help me to do the Holy Will of God. Beseech the Master of Life, from whom all paternity proceedeth to render me fruitful in offspring, that I may raise up children to God in the life and heirs to the Kingdom of His glory in the world to come.
Material: Stone / Resin Mix
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