Tuesday, October 8, 2019
St Gerard, a Redemptorist, not a Dominican, happened to leave behind his handkerchief one day at a friend's family's house. One of the daughters came after him to return it, but he told her to keep it, as it may come in handy one day.
When she later went into a troubled delivery with his unborn child, she remembered his words, and asked for the handkerchief to be brought to her. On applying the handkerchief to her stomach, her pain disappeared, and she safely delivered a healthy child. He is a patron for unborn children, pregnant women, young children, those falsely accused, and for making a good confession.