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 […]

SAINTS ANN AND JOACHIM, PATRON SAINTS OF GRANDPARENTS

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 possible, her who is worthy […]

Feast of St. Gerald Majella

St. Gerard Majella 1726 – 1755 Feast Day: October 16 Patron of: Infertility Keywords: expectant mothers, infertility, lay brothers, mothers, pregnancy Quote: “Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?” Symbols: skull, lily crucifix, psalter A quiet and humble lay brother in the newly found Redemptorist […]