Oct. 16: Memorial of St. Gerard Majella

As of writing this, we only have one picture book in our collection for today’s saint, but it is perfect for our young children!

Gerard Majella: Guardian of Mothers10.16 cover

by Barbara Yoffie

This book is part of Liguori Publication’s Saints and Me collection, which is a growing collection of small paperback books about saints for kids age 4-9.  The text in this book moves extremely quickly, and there are a plentiful number of pictures, so this book actually works well for age 2 and up.  The book tells all the basic parts of the story of St. Gerard’s life, beginning with his childhood, in simplified language for the youngest children to understand.  It ends with a cute image of a pregnant modern day mother praying while looking at a picture of the saint.  Seasonal Catholic certainly recommends this book for today’s celebration, as well as Mother’s Day.

10.16 collage

St. Gerard, pray for us, especially all women out there expecting a child!