Good St. Gerard, powerful patron and protector of mothers and of children yet unborn, to thee do I turn in my hour of anxiety. Of thee do I beg the blessings of a happy motherhood. When all human assistance seems to fail, deign to come to my aid by thy powerful intersession at the throne of Almighty God. Beseech the Divine Author of Life to bless me with offspring, that I may raise up children to God in this life who will be heirs to his Heavenly Kingdom in the next. Amen.🙏
About Saint Gerard..
BornApril 6, 1726
Muro Lucano, Basilicata, Kingdom of NaplesDiedOctober 16, 1755(aged 29)
Materdomini, Campania, Kingdom of NaplesVenerated inRoman Catholic Church
(The Redemptoristsand Campagnia, Italy)BeatifiedJanuary 29, 1893 by Pope Leo XIIICanonizedDecember 11, 1904 by Pope Pius XMajor shrineShrine of St. Gerard Majella, Materdomini, Avellino, ItalyFeastOctober 16AttributesYoung man in a Redemptorist habit, skullPatronageChildren (and unborn children in particular); childbirth; mothers (and expectant mothers in particular); motherhood; falsely accused people; good confessions; lay brothers; tennis ball football, head boys and Muro Lucano, Italy.