Basic Information

Gerard Majella

Feast Day

October 16

Short Bio

St. Gerard Majella was born the fifth child in an Italian family in 1726. He became a lay brother of the Congregation of the Redeemer after being a tailor apprentice for four years. St. Gerard worked to help lay people in a variety of roles. He is most well-known for his miracles associated with assisting an expectant mother during a difficult labor and delivery. He is also noted for helping a young boy return to life, multiplying bread when handing it out to poor, and bilocation. St. Gerard Majella died of tuberculosis on October 16, 1755.


April 6, 1726


October 16, 1755

Patron of

Expectant Mothers, Mothers

Adopted by

Busy Boys Brigade

Born in


Lived in




Form of Passing

Natural Causes


17th Century


Religious Life

Details & Interests
Favorite Quote

“”I see in my neighbor the Person of Jesus Christ.”
“The Most Blessed Sacrament is Christ made invisible. The poor sick person is Christ again made invisible.”
“Consider the shortness of time, the length of eternity and reflect how everything here below comes to an end and passes by. Of what use is it to lean upon that which cannot give support?”
“Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?”
“Here the will of God is done, as God wills, and as long as God wills.”

Canonization Status
Canonized by

Pope Saint Pius X



Date Canonized

December 11, 1904

Beatified on

January 29, 1893

Major Shrine

St. Gerard's Chapel in St. Lucy's Church in Newark, New Jersey


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