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Saints related to Patron-of-pro-life-movement

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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. Maximilian Kolbe
    St. Maximilian Kolbe was born in Poland in 1894. He was a Franciscan priest and missionary to Japan. He was arrested by the Nazis in 1939 when they invaded Poland. He was released and arrested again, and this time was sent to Auschwitz. He died in 1941 in lieu of a man who was to be killed in retribution for a prisoner escape.
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