Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October 16: Saint Gerard Majella

St. Gerard Majella,
St. Catherine Church
Montfort, Netherlands

History

Saint Gerard Majella very devoted to Christ and very wise. The legends about him say that when he was a small boy, he would go down to the church, where a statue of the Christ Child would come to life and play with him. Gerard became a Redemptorist brother when he was 23 years old. Once, a young woman accused Gerard of a crime he did not commit. He patiently accepted the ruling against him, and she felt so guilty, she finally confessed that he was innocent

Activity

Saint Gerard was so close to Jesus, that his touch healed the sick, and his mind understood what others were thinking before they spoke. There are many people who ask Saint Gerard to pray for them. Here is a whole list of prayers to Saint Gerard. Choose one that fits what is going on in your life today (or in the life of somebody else you know), and pray it after all your meals today.

Saint Gerard Majella, pray for us!

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