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Saints related to Patron-of-children

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  • St. Gerard
    Born near Naples in 1726, St. Gerard Majella was a Redemptorist lay brother. He is also known as the patron saint of pregnant women. St. Gerard was once falsely accused of fathering the child of a pregnant woman; only much later was his good name cleared. After that, many miracles surrounding pregnancy were attributed to him.
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  • St. Joseph
    Most people recognize St. Joseph for his role in the Christmas story, as the husband of the Virgin Mary as well as the foster father of Jesus. Because of his blessed death, assisted by the Child Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph is the patron of a happy death.
    Typically shown as a robed and bearded man. Often shown with carpentry tools, a lily and the child Jesus.
  • St. Maria Goretti
    St. Maria Goretti was born Oct. 16, 1890 at Corinaldo, Ancona, Italy. She was stabbed repeatedly during a rape attempt when she refused to submit. In the hospital, St. Maria forgave the young man before dying of her wounds. She died on July 6, 1902, before her twelfth birthday.
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  • St. Nicholas
    St. Nicholas dedicated his life to serving God as a priest, and then as a bishop. One of the best known stories of St. Nicholas is one where he saved three girls from slavery by paying their dowry. His legends led way to his being associated with Santa Claus.
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  • St. Philomena
    St. Philomena was a Greek princess in the 3rd century who was martyred at a young age. She refused Emperor Diocletian and was subject to torture. She was eventually decapitated. Her tomb was discovered in the nineteenth century.
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  • St. Raymond
    St. Raymond was delivered by Caesarian in 1204. His mother died during the birth. St. Raymond joined the Order of Mercy and, following St. Peter Nolasco in Barcelona, was their chief ransomer for Christian hostages. After his money ran out, he gave himself in exchange for the prisoners, and endured many tortures. St. Peter Nolasco gave his ransom and upon his release, St. Raymond was made a Cardinal. He died the next year in 1240.
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