Well, y’know, years ago I used to post on the Saints daily, and while I’m inclined to do so, looks like I’m going to be doing so again, if for no other reason than to acquaint others who visit Ukok’s Place (specifically non Catholics and non Christians) with the wonderful Saints of the Church!
Today is the feast day of St. Gerard Majella. You can more about him here.
Prayer for St. Gerard’s intercession
Great St. Gerard,
beloved servant of Jesus Christ,
perfect imitator of Jesus,
and devoted child of the Mother of God,
enkindle within my heart one spark
of that Heavenly fire of charity which glowed in yours.
Because you bore,
without murmur or complaint,
the calumnies of wicked men
when falsely accused of crime,
you have been raised up by God
as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.
Preserve all mothers in the dangers of motherhood,
and shield the child that they bear,
that they may be brought safely to the light of day,
and receive the sacrament of baptism.