St Gerard & Our Lady of Perpetual Help Medal
This silver pewter medal shows Saint Gerard Majella on one side and Our Lady of Perpetual Help on the other. St Gerard is the Patron Saint of mothers, pregnant women, the pro-life movement and unborn children.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (also known as Our Mother of Perpetual Help) and more formally as Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, is a title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary by Pope Pius IX.
St Gerard was the son of a tailor. His father died when Gerard was just 12, leaving the family very poor. Gerard tried to join the Capuchins, but his health prevented it. However he was later accepted as a Redemptorist lay brother serving his order as sacristan, gardener, porter, infirmarian, and tailor.
He is known as a wonder worker. When falsely accused by a pregnant woman of being the father of her child, he retreated to silence. She later said that she lied and that he was not the father. This is what made him the patron of all of pregnancy and motherhood since he never spoke up to save his own reputation and shame the woman. When he died a note on the door of his cell was found that said: "Here the will of God is done, as God wills, and as long as God wills." St. Gerard is the patron saint of mothers, pregnant women, the pro-life movement, and unborn children
Size: 2.5cm tall including the top loop. Made in Italy with nickle & lead free pewter, the medal comes with a silver split-ring through the top loop so it is ready for use.
If you are interested in a neck chain for this medal, I have good quality stainless steel chains here that match the antique silver finish of this medal.