St. Gerard Novena For Safe Delivery

St. Gerard Novena is a very powerful prayer for pregnant women seeking safe delivery and those suffering from fertility issues.

About St. Gerard Majella

St. Gerard was an Italian lay brother of the Congregation of the Redeemer, also called a Redemptorist, and is honored by the Catholic Church.

He is the patron saint for children, unborn children, women in childbirth, mothers, expectant mothers, motherhood, the falsely accused, good confessions, lay brothers, and Muro Lucano, Italy.

St. Gerard Majella was born in April 6,1726 in Muro, Italy to Dominic Majella and Benadetta Majella.

He grew up in poverty and was forced to work to support the family’s financial needs.

He grew up becoming a tailor and worked as a sewing apprentice under the local Bishop of Lacedonia. After meeting up with the needs of his family, he later desired to join the monastery and applied to the Capuchin monastery at Muro but was later rejected due to his poor health which he attained this due to fasting which made him unfit for religious and strenuous life.

At the age of 23, he joined the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer and later became a lay brother. He continued to live his life in Poverty, Chasity, and Obedience.

He served the poor and helped in various jobs such as sacristan, gardener, porter, infirmarian, and tailor. He was called on to serve and counsel communities of religious women due to his wisdom and extraordinary piety. He also attained certain gifts such as levitation, bi-location, and the ability to read souls.

His charity, obedience, and selfless service for Christ, made him a role model of the lay brothers of Christ. The various miracles performed during his religious life and after his death made the people seek him in prayers and in times of suffering.

He is well prayed to by women in labor and during complications in pregnancy. St. Gerard Majella died of disease on October 16, 1755, at the age of 29, living in religious life for six years.

Facts about St. Gerard Novena

Novena Starts: October 7th
Feast Day: October 16th
Birth: 1726
Death: 1755

Significance of Novena to St. Gerard

St. Gerard Majella was beatified on January 29, 1893, and was canonized on December 11, 1904. The feast day of Saint Gerard Majella is celebrated on October 16.

His main shrine is the St. Gerard’s Chapel in St. Lucy’s Church which was dedicated as a national shrine. The feast is celebrated with traditional lights, music, food stands, and a street procession.

His devotion is very popular and women pray for safe delivery to St. Gerard and are also prayed by women in motherhood.

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St. Gerard Novena

St. Gerard Novena
St. Gerard Novena

St. Gerard Novena – Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, en kindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love. 

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O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.  

Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the purifying and life-giving waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Gerard Novena – Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, en kindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love. 

<<mention your special request>>


O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.  

Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the purifying and life-giving waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Gerard Novena – Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, en kindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love. 

<<mention your special request>>


O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.  

Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the purifying and life-giving waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Gerard Novena – Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, en kindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love. 

<<mention your special request>>


O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.  

Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the purifying and life-giving waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Gerard Novena – Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, en kindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love. 

<<mention your special request>>


O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.  

Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the purifying and life-giving waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Gerard Novena – Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, en kindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love. 

<<mention your special request>>


O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.  

Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the purifying and life-giving waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Gerard Novena – Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, en kindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love. 

<<mention your special request>>


O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.  

Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the purifying and life-giving waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Gerard Novena – Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, en kindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love. 

<<mention your special request>>


O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.  

Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the purifying and life-giving waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Gerard Novena – Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, en kindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love. 

<<mention your special request>>


O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the patron and protector of expectant mothers.  

Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the purifying and life-giving waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Gerard Prayer for Parenthood

O good St. Gerard, powerful intercessor before the throne of God, wonder-worker of our day, I call upon you and seek your help. While on earth, you always fulfilled God’s designs; help me, too, always do God’s holy will. Beseech the master of life, from whom all parenthood proceeds, to bless me with offspring, that I may raise up children to God in this life and heirs to the kingdom of God’s glory in the life to come.

Amen.

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