Today is the feast day of St. Gerard Majella. He has never been officially proclaimed patron saint of mothers by the Church, but a long history of his powerful intercession for mothers and their children, expectant mothers and their unborn children, and those who hope to be mothers has earned him popular acclaim as patron saint of mothers.
I can personally attest to St. Gerard's helpfulness. I had prayed to be blessed with children to no avail. When someone told me about St. Gerard and I started praying to him, God answered my prayers very quickly. It seems God wants to answer prayers by mothers and for motherhood through St. Gerard.
PRAYER TO ST. GERARD
St. Gerard, you worshiped Jesus as the Lord of Life.
I ask you today to pray for my special intention.
(Mention your intention here.)
Lift up to Jesus
all those who seek to conceive a child,
all those having difficult pregnancies,
all those who have suffered the loss of a child,
and all who lovingly lift up their children to God.
Pray that all of us,
by caring for mothers, fathers, and children born and unborn,
may build a Culture of Life,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(from Priests for Life)
BIOGRAPHY OF ST. GERARD MAJELLA
LEAGUE OF ST. GERARD
THE HANDKERCHIEF OF ST. GERARD
NATIONAL SHRINE OF ST. GERARD MAJELLA
40 DAYS FOR LIFE DAY 24: Closed for the day!