The young Gerard Majella was deeply pious, splitting his earnings between his mother, the poor, and masses for the souls in Purgatory. In 1749, Gerard entered the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer as a lay brother. Many miracles followed Gerard, who became known for reading souls and healing the sick. When a young woman, who was suffering a difficult labor, was touched with one of Gerard's handkerchieves, her problems ceased and her baby was born safely.
Feast Day: October 16
Patronage: Expectant Mothers, Happy Delivery, Unborn Children