Monday, October 11, 2010

St. Gerard's Feast Day is October 16th!

Thank you Lacy from Catholic Icing for your excellent post on St. Gerard!

She made these incredible notecards that you can print out and send to friends and families that are expecting:

You can find them here at Lacy's blog!  Just beautiful.

And for all my dear readers, I found this prayer at Totus Tuus' blog site in her com box, and I include it as a prayer for all of you (for those who are expecting, for Moms, and for those who have asked my prayers in the next couple of weeks for loved ones)!

A Prayer to St. Gerard for Safe Delivery
O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, enkindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love.

O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have 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 purifying and life-giving waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


  1. Patty as I read this you have 11 days till your due date! So excited for you to have this gift from God in your hands! I will be thinking of you everyday that I pray this prayer. Besides praying for my sister to conceive I will also pray for your safe delivery.


  2. Hi Patty,

    Lost your email address when I switched computers. Email me so I can have it again, would ya? :) Will keep you in prayer.

    By the way, loved your post about your past labors and deliveries. Gave me hope. My first was a c-section after 26 hr labor. Second was "natural" with an epidural after 12 hr labor. Am hoping to get it down to 6 hours and no epidural with this little one in January. But have learned that only one thing matters - God's will.

    Andrea :)