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Saint Gerard, Patron Saint of Expectant Mothers

St. Gerard Majella enjoyed many mystical experiences and worked many miracles. It is claimed that when Gerard was only 4 years old, a statue of Our Lady and the Infant Jesus came to life and Jesus played with him. From this miraculous encounter, Gerard developed a love for all mothers […] Read more »

Saint Dymphna, Patron Saint of Mental Illness

St. Dymphna was the daughter of an Irish chieftain whose wife died when Dymphna was a teen. Crazed with grief, he made advances to his daughter. Dymphna fought him off and fled with a priest friend to Belgium. Her father caught up with her, beheaded the priest, and demanded that […] Read more »

Saint Peregrine, Patron Saint of Cancer

St. Peregrine was born in 1260 at Forli, Italy, where he enjoyed an affluent life. After his conversion, he gave his life to God, eventually joining the Servite Order. He dedicated his life to caring for the sick, poor and marginalized. At age 60, he was diagnosed with a severe […] Read more »

Saint Catherine of Sweden, Patron Saint of Avoiding Miscarriages

Saint Catherine of Sweden was born to Saint Bridget in 1331. Married at age 14, Catherine and her husband vowed perpetual chastity to devote themselves completely to the Gospel. After her husband’s untimely death, Catherine lived a life of asceticism, although many suitors sought her hand in marriage. After her […] Read more »

Saint Blaise, Patron Saint of Throat Ailments

Saint Blaise was a bishop in Sebastea in Armenia who was martyred under the reign of Licinius in the early fourth century. According to tradition, Blaise was arrested and thrown into prison. While there, he ministered to his fellow prisoners, and one day saved a child who was choking to […] Read more »

Saint Anthony of Padua, Patron Saint of the Poor

Born in 1195, Anthony became a Franciscan at 26, when he beheld the bodies of the first Franciscan martyrs and felt a desire to be a martyr like them. St. Anthony is called the “Hammer of Heretics”, and his secret was simply to repeat the holy name of Mary when […] Read more »

Saint Agatha, Patron Saint of Breast Cancer

The Church has venerated Saint Agatha since ancient times. As a beautiful girl born of a wealthy third century Sicilian family, Agatha consecrated herself to Jesus at a young age. The Roman Governor Quintian wanted to possess her, but she rejected his immoral advances. Furious, he imprisoned Agatha, beat her, […] Read more »

Powerful Prayer to St. Clare of Assisi

O glorious Saint Clare! God has given you the power of working miracles continually, and the favor of answering the prayers of those who invoke your assistance in misfortune, anxiety, and distress; we beseech you, obtain for us from Jesus, through Mary, His Blessed Mother, what we beg of you […] Read more »