Gerard Majella: Guardian of Mothers by Barbara Yoffie
Paperback: 32 pages
Saints are real-life heroes and heroines of faith who inspire us by their virtues to become more like Christ. In this series of beautifully illustrated early reader books, these real stories come to life and connect with today’s children ages 4 to 9. Gerard Majella was devoted to the service of God. As a Redemptorist lay brother he served as a sacristan, gardener, cook, carpenter, porter, and in many other humble positions. He was a kind and gentle man, always willing to help others. God blessed St. Gerard Majella with special charisma and miraculous cures. His feast day is celebrated on October 16th. He is the patron saint of lay brothers and expectant mothers.