Let's Give "The Mother's Saint" 3000+ "Likes" for Mother's Day


Saint Gerard Majella – The Mother’s Saint

I enjoy my friendly relationship with the Redemptorists who run the wonderful website and Facebook page devoted to serving women through the intercession of St. Gerard Majella. Here’s a bit more about them from their Facebook “about” section:

Our online community provides prayer, support, celebration, education and hope for all mothers, mothers-to-be, and those trying to conceive.


Saint Gerard Majella is a Redemptorist saint known around the world as the patron of expectant mothers. Born on April 6, 1726 in Muro, Italy. He was the son of a tailor who died when Gerard was 12, leaving the family in poverty. Gerard tried to join the Capuchin order but was denied because of his ill health. He was later accepted as a Redemptorist lay brother serving the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer as a gardener and a tailor. To learn more about St. Gerard and how he became known as the patron of expectant mothers, visit our website at http://www.themotherssaint.org/pages/saint-gerard.html.

The administrators of The Mother’s Saint Facebook page have set a goal of reaching 3,000 “likes” on Facebook by Mother’s Day and we’re incredibly close to helping them reach that goal. Today, I’m asking friends who use Facebook to please consider “liking” their page at https://www.facebook.com/saintgerardmajella. This is more than simply asking you to a click a button — it’s an invitation for you to learn about and enter into an intercessory relationship with a saint, and also with a tremendous community. At the page you’ll find inspiration, support, informational resources and much more. Your “like” will additionally help spread the good news about this resource and the work being done on behalf of mothers everywhere to your family and friends online.

Thanks for your consideration. Like the page at https://www.facebook.com/saintgerardmajella and help us help moms!


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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