Saint Gerard is the patron of motherhood, pro-life movement, good confessions, and Muro, Italy. He struggled with health issues throughout his life but was accepted as a Redemptorist lay brother. He was known to bilocate, read consciences, and work miracles. Once he was falsely accused of fathering a woman's child but the accuser recanted and cleared him. St. Gerard's feast day is October 16th.