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October 16 - St. Gerard Majella Blessed Sacrament Church - Seminole Also known as Geraldo Magela Gerardo Maiella Memorial 16 October Profile Son of a tailor who died when the boy was 12, leavin…More
October 16 - St. Gerard Majella Blessed Sacrament Church - Seminole
Also known as
Geraldo Magela
Gerardo Maiella
Memorial
16 October
Profile
Son of a tailor who died when the boy was 12, leaving the family in poverty. Gerard tried to join the Capuchins, but his health prevented it He was accepted as a Redemptorist lay brother serving his congregation as sacristan, gardener, porter, infirmarian, and tailor. Miracle worker.
When falsely accused by a pregnant woman of being the father of her child, he retreated to silence; she later recanted and cleared him, and thus began his association as patron of all aspects of pregnancy. Reputed to bilocate and read consciences. His last will consisted of the following small note on the door of his cell: “Here the will of God is done, as God wills, and as long as God wills.”
Born

23 April 1725 at Muro, Italy
Died
16 October 1755 at Caposele, Provincia di Avellino, Campania, Italy of tuberculosis
interred in the Basilica di San Gerardo Maiella in Materdomini Caposele, Provincia di Avellino, Campania, Italy
Beatified
29 January 1893 by Pope Leo XIII
Canonized
11 December 1904 by Pope Saint Pius X
Patronage
childbirth
children
expectant mothers
falsely accused people
good confessions
lay brothers
motherhood
mothers
pregnant women
pro-life movement
unborn children

in Brazil
Central de Minas
Crucilândia
Inconfidentes
Japonvar
São Geraldo da Piedade
São Geraldo do Baixio

in Italy
Basilicata
Muro
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