Novena to St. Gerard

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St. Gerard Majella is the patron saint of expectant mothers, mothers with difficult pregnancies, and those women who hope to conceive and give birth to healthy children. Say this Novena once a day for nine days, especially beginning on Oct 7th and ending on October 15th, the eve of the Feast of St. Gerard.

First Day

Saint Gerard, ever full of faith, obtain for me that, believing firmly all that the Church of God proposes to my belief, I may strive to secure through a holy life, the joys of eternal happiness.

Recite the Hail Mary (nine times).

Verse: Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.

Response: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

O Almighty and Everlasting God, who didst draw to thyself Saint Gerard, even from his tenderest years, making him conformable to the Image of Thy Crucified Son, grant we beseech Thee, that imitating his example, we may be made like unto the same Divine Image, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Second Day

Saint Gerard, most generous saint, who from thy tenderest years didst care so little for the goods of earth, grant that I may place all my confidence in Jesus Christ alone, my true Treasure, who alone can make me happy in time and eternity.

Recite the Hail Mary (nine times)

Verse: Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.

Response: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Third Day

Saint Gerard, bright seraph of love, who despising all earthly love, didst consecrate thy life to the service of God and thy neighbor, promoting God’s glory in thy lowly state, and ever ready to assist the distressed and console the sorrowful, obtain for me, I beseech thee, that loving God the only Good and my neighbor for His sake, I may be hereafter united to Him forever in glory.

Recite the Hail Mary (nine times)

Verse: Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.

Response: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Fourth Day

Saint Gerard, spotless lily of purity, by the angelic virtue and thy wonderful innocence of life thou didst receive from the Infant Jesus and His Immaculate Mother, sweet pledges of tenderest love, grant, I beseech thee, that I may ever strive in my lifelong fight, and thus win the crown that awaits the brave and the true.

Recite the Hail Mary (nine times)

Verse: Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.

Response: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Fifth Day

Saint Gerard, model of holy obedience, who through thy life didst heroically submit thy judgment to those who represent Jesus Christ to thee, thus sanctifying thy lowliest actions, obtain for me from God cheerful submission to His Holy Will and the virtue of perfect obedience, that I may be made conformable to Jesus, my Model, who was obedient even to death.

Recite the Hail Mary (nine times)

Verse: Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.

Response: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Sixth Day

Saint Gerard, most perfect imitator of Jesus Our Redeemer, do thou whose greatest glory was to be humble and lowly, obtain that I too, knowing my littleness in God’s sight may be found worthy to enter the kingdom that is promised to the humble and lowly of heart.

Recite the Hail Mary (nine times)

Pray for us, O Saint Gerard

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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DAY SEVEN

Saint Gerard, unconquered hero, most patient in suffering, do thou who didst glory in infirmity, and under slander and most cruel ignominy didst rejoice to suffer with Christ, obtain for me patience and resignation in my sorrows, that I may bravely bear the cross that is to gain for me the crown of everlasting glory.

Recite the Hail Mary (nine times)

Verse: Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.

Response: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Eight Day

Saint Gerard, true lover of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, do thou who didst kneel long hours before the Tabernacle, and there didst taste the joys of paradise. Obtain for me an undying love for the Most Holy Sacrament, that thus receiving frequently the Body and Blood of Jesus, I may daily grow in His holy love and merit the priceless grace of loving Him even to the end.

Recite the Hail Mary (nine times)

Verse: Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.

Response: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Ninth Day

Saint Gerard, most favored child of heaven, to whom Mary gave the Infant Jesus in the days of thy childhood, to whom she sweetly came before thou didst close thine eyes in death, obtain for me I beseech thee, so to seek and love my Blessed Mother during life, that she may be my joy and consolation in this valley of tears, until with thee, before the throne of God, I may praise her goodness for all eternity. Amen.

Recite the Hail Mary (nine times)

Verse: Pray for us, O Saint Gerard.

Response: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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13 Responses to Novena to St. Gerard

  1. Annie says:

    Dear St. Gerard,
    Pls help me pray for a successful pregnancy. Pls. Help me. Pray to God to let me have a Safe normal healthy pregnancy and delivery. For the child that I bear to develop normally and healthily – free from complications and for the baby to have a healthy normal heartbeat at all times. I also pray for you to embrace my developing baby with your love, care, protection and grace together with the Father, Mama Mary, Jesus, Holy Spirit and all the angels and saints. Amen

  2. Jisna says:

    Holy Saint, Pls pray for my baby throughout the period of pregnancy for i’m having complications as hypothyroidism, high BP as well as heart problems. I have no one to share my troubles and i’m leaning on you. please pray for me to have a healthy placenta. Please help me in this situation, also please pray for me to get rid of the unwanted tensions. Please protect my baby from all evil spirits and keep your hands on my child throughout the pregnancy.

  3. Jennifer R. Malonzo says:

    Oh Holy Saint,
    Pls help me for a successful pregnancy. Pls. Help me. Please Pray for me to have a healthy pregnancy and to avoid miscarriage this time. For the child that I’m bearing to grow healthy. Please pray that my incoming ultrasound result will be good news – that the embryo will be visible and having a heartbeat. Please protect and embrace my developing baby with your good love and care together with our Blessed Virgin Mary, Lord Jesus and all the saints and angels. AMEN

  4. monique says:

    Please help me for a successful pregnancy.Please Pray for me to have a healthy pregnancy and to avoid miscarriage this time. For the child that I’m bearing to grow healthy. Please pray that my incoming ultrasound result will be good !!
    that the embryo will be visible and having a heartbeat. Please protect and embrace my developing baby with your good love and care together with our Blessed Virgin Mary, Lord Jesus and all the saints and angels. AMEN

  5. Verna Williams says:

    Oh Holy Saint Gerard,
    Please watch over my unborn child. Please let me have a healthy pregnancy. Please let my baby be healthy at birth. Please keep my baby safe in your arms at all times. Please watch over both of us and protect us. Please help this difficult time I’m going through to pass so I can enjoy the rest of my pregnancy. In Jesus name I pray to all the Saints and Angels Amen.

  6. florabel says:

    St. Gerard please help me to give birth on normal delivery because my child is at breech position right now. I trust the Lord and you that you will grant my prayers.

  7. Amanda says:

    Oh Holy Saint,
    Please ensure that the child growing in my womb is a healthy fetus and born a healthy baby. Please help in ensuring that any symptoms of Down syndrome dissolve and that she is born a healthy baby with no birth defects. I trust in you and The Lord and have faith in the mercy of Jesus. Amen.

  8. ify says:

    Oh Holy St Gerard please I pray for a pregnancy. Please help me to get pregnant with a healthy pregnancy, that I will not miscarry again this time or have any other pregnancy complications. Help me to give birth to a healthy child who will not have sickle cell anaemia, autism, downs syndrome or any other birth defects. I pray in Jesus name. Amen

  9. Joy says:

    Dear St. Gerard, I am 42 and have never been pregnant due to the medications I have been on since the age of 9. Please help me to get off of these meds so that I may concieve and bear a healthy child.

  10. valsala netto says:

    St. gerard please pray for my daughter Alka who is suffering from hypothyroidism and weight loss.

  11. ADAJESUS says:

    Dear St Gerard please help me get pregnant and have succesful pregnancy and delivery in Jesus Name, Amen.

  12. Jerelle Dolor Baitlon says:

    Dear St Gerard,
    Please pray for my baby inside my womb. Keep him/ her safe and healthy all throughout my pregnancy. We ask this through Christ our Lord and Saviour Amen.

  13. Cristina says:

    Please St.Gerard, I pray for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. I’m pregnant with my second child and I had a very painful and difficult pregnancy with my first. I pray that I am able to carry this child full term and to have strength to take care of my other child while I’m struggling with this extreme fatigue.

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