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St. Gerard

My mom and I started watching a DVD about holy relics from saints and holy objects. This reminded me of a conversation I had with my mom the other day. As we were filling out more paperwork, I wrote both my brothers’ full names. They both have the middle name Gerard. Obviously I have known that for a long time, but not sure I knew why. So I asked. My mom said he was the patron saint of expectant mothers. After my mom and dad were married, they anticipated having children right away. However, 4 years later, they were still childless. My mother started praying to St. Gerard asking his intercession to bear children. It wasn’t long after that my mom became pregnant. She gave birth to 6 children, 1 of whom only lived for 2 days. His middle name was also Gerard.

I Found God today in the blessing of children he gave to my parents through the intercession of a saint.

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