St. Gerard Majella 1726 – 1755

Feast Day: October 16 Keywords: expectant mothers, infertility, lay brothers, mothers, pregnancy Mystic A quiet and humble lay brother in the newly found Redemptorist order, St. Gerard Majella did not display his great mystical gifts until the last three years of his life. Before his early death at the age of twenty-nine, he was known […]

SAINT RAYMOND NONNATUS: PATRON OF NEWBORNS

1204-1240 Feast Day: August 31 Patron of: Newborns Keywords: midwives, obstetricians, expectant mothers, women in labor, falsely accused, secrets, fever Quote: “For many hours you did not die in the womb of your dead mother and you were successfully delivered from her side to be the joy of the world.” Symbols: monstrance, palms with three […]

Novena App Patrons of Grandparents: Saints Ann and Joaquin

Feast Day: July 26 First Century B.C. Patron of : Grandparents Keywords: child rearing, childless people, fathers, family crisis, infertility, mothers, pregnancy Quote: “O blessed couple, all the world is indebted to you, for it is by your means that it can offer to its Creator the most excellent gift possible, her who is worthy […]

Feast of Saint Ann and Saint Joachim

Saint Ann and Saint Joachim First Century B.C. Feast Day: July 26 Patron of : Grandparents Keywords: child rearing, childless people, fathers, family crisis, infertility, mothers, pregnancy Quote: “O blessed couple, all the world is indebted to you, for it is by your means that it can offer to its Creator the most excellent gift […]

Saint Anthony of Padua, 1195 – 1231

“Saint Anthony, please come around, there’s something lost that must be found.” Doctor of the Church Feast Day: June 13 Patron of: Lisbon, Portugal, Padua, amputees, barren women, domestic animals, draftees, oppressed people, orphans, paupers, the poor, pregnant women, prisoners, sailors Invoked for: finding a husband, finding lost articles Invoked against: debt, shipwreck, starvation Symbols: […]

Saint Rita of Cascia

St. Rita of Cascia 1386-1457 Patron of: Impossible Causes Keywords: Impossible, Desperation, bad marriages, spousal abuse, widows, bodily ills, loneliness, smallpox, sterility Symbols: roses, thorns, bees, wounded head An abused wife, a mother who’s children died, a widow of a murdered husband, and finally, a nun, Saint Rita experienced many lives in her time on […]