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Saints related to Patron-of-mothers

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  • St. Anne
    St. Anne, or Ann, is the mother of the Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus. She was married to St. Joachim and according to tradition, the holy couple was childless for many years, before they received the Blessed Virgin Mary in answer to their prayers.
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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. Monica
    St. Monica was born in 322 and raised Christian. She was married to a violent pagan, with whom she had three children, including St. Augustine. Her husband converted just before his death. St. Monica prayed for seventeen years for Augustine's conversion, and Augustine was baptized the year she died. She died after seeing her son baptized.
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