Thursday, October 15, 2009

Feast of St. Gerard

Friday, October 16th is the Feast of St. Gerard Majella, who is a patron saint of pregnant mothers, women trying to concieve and families and children. Besides myself and my younger sister, I have so many close friends and even blog friends who are pregnant. So I thought it would be nice to post a prayer to St. Gerard on his feast day for pregnant mothers.
Prayer to St. Gerard For Mother With Child
O almighty and everlasting God, through the Holy Spirit, you prepared the body and soul of the glorious virgin Mary to be a worthy dwelling place of your divine Son. Through the same Holy Spirit, you sanctified St. John the Baptist, while still in his mother's womb. Hear the prayers of your humble servant who implores you, through the intercession of St. Gerard, to protect me amid the dangers of childbearing and to watch over the child with which you blessed me. May this child be cleansed by the saving water of baptism and, after a Christian life on earth, may we, both mother and child, attain everlasting bliss in heaven. Amen.
For additional prayers to St. Gerard including for those trying to concieve, click here.
St. Gerard, Pray for Us.

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