Saint Gerard, in the Catholic faith is said to be the patron saint of motherhood. I know many of my readers have different faiths,
but sometimes a prayer can be comforting. It can help you let go for a little bit and it can give you a sense of relief that you
are part of a bigger plan. Majella's last recorded miracle is one that many credit toward his becoming the patron of expectant mothers. Shortly before his death, Majella encountered a young girl. He had dropped his handkerchief and she set out to return it, only to be told to keep it. Majella told her she "may need it someday." Years after Majella's passing, the young girl became married and with child. She unexpectedly went into labor and was on the verge of losing her baby. She called for Majella's handkerchief to be applied to her.
Almost immediately, her pain abated and she proceeded to give birth to a healthy child.
For anyone interested, here is a prayer for motherhood and fertility to St. Gerard:
O glorious St.Gerard, powerful intercessor before God, and wonder worker of our day, I call upon you and seek your help.
You who always fulfilled God’s will on earth, help those desiring to conceive to do God’s holy will.
Intercede with the Giver of Life from whom all parenthood proceeds, that they may conceive and raise children who
will please God in this life, and be heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven. Amen.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help is frequently prayed to along with St. Gerard for those trying to conceive. The title, Our Lady of Perpetual Help seems to have originated around the thirteenth century. Traditionally, the image is also known as “Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.” The icon depicts our Blessed Mother Mary, under the title “Mother of God,” holding the Child Jesus. The Archangels Michael and Gabriel, hovering in the upper corners, hold the instruments of the Passion– St. Michael (in the left corner) holds the spear, the wine-soaked sponge, and the crown of thorns, and St. Gabriel (in the right corner) holds the cross and the nails.
In a very beautiful way, the Child Jesus grasps the hand of the Blessed Mother. He seeks comfort from His mother,
as He sees the instruments of His passion. The position of Mary’s hands– both holding the Child Jesus and presenting Him
to us– convey the reality of our Lord’s incarnation, that He is true God who became also true man. Many recorded miracles
are attributed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
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