I had a little mix-up with the Monday consultation post schedule, so I’m posting this wonderful story instead, which I’d originally planned to post tomorrow.
Alissa shared this awesome story with me:
“Hi Kate! I am a longtime reader and wanted to send you my St. Gerard story after seeing your call for St. Gerard stories a few days ago!
After trying to conceive our second for about 8 months including a miscarriage, I had a friend at Church recommend praying a Novena to St. Gerard. I honestly felt silly I had never thought of doing this since I’ve had a devotion to him since my first pregnancy, 3 years earlier. So, my husband and I along with my friend who recommended the Novena started the novena that same day. On the day after the Novena ended, I found out I was pregnant! Fast forward 9 months at the end of my pregnancy, I left my 39 week appointment with orders to head to the hospital for delivery that afternoon due to raising blood pressure. Since I was c-section, I was unable to eat from that point through my surgery, so my husband and I decided to go hang out at our local Church and pray a while. While we were sitting there, discussing possible names for the baby, I realized I hadn’t checked to see whose feast day it was. I was utterly speechless when I saw … October 16 … St. Gerard! WOW! God is so good!! Our sweet Gianna Malin (4th generation with Malin as a middle name!) was born that evening and is now a feisty 4 year old.
Thanks for letting me share that story. What sweet memories it brings! St. Gerard, pray for us!“
How cool is that?? I love hearing these St. Gerard stories! Thanks to Alissa for sharing this, and please feel free to send me any of your St. Gerard stories!
Gianna Malin, thanks to St. Gerard’s intercession and born on his feast day ❤