St. Gerard Majella has become a loved saint for many women, since he is the patron saint of everything involving pregnancy: unborn children, childbrith, expectant mothers, and motherhood. Interestingly, St. Gerard Majella earned this cause because he was a lay brother with the Redemptorists religious community who was falsely accused of impregnating a women. God has used the false accusation for St. Gerard's benefit and for His glory, because through this ordeal St. Gerard became more sanctified, and now has a role in heaven interceding for all those who ask for his interecession for their pregnancy. Miracles have been attributed to his prayers for women in labor. His feast day is October 16. This sterling silver St. Gerard Majella medal is very special because on the reverse it features Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a Madonna and Child image where Mary is bestowing her motherly comfort and consolation to the baby Jesus as holy angels present him with a vision of the instruments of his crucifixion.
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