Saint Gerard’s Life and Legacy
Events in the Life of Saint Gerard
1726: Born April 6, in Muro Lucano, Italy.
1731: Miracle of Infant Jesus giving him bread.
1738: Father died, worked for tailor.
1745: Became a tailor with his own business.
1747: Resolved to be completely like Christ in his life.
1749: Joined the Redemptorists.
1752: July 16, First Profession of vows as a Redemptorist.
1754: Endured false accusations.
1755: Died October 15.
1893: Beatified by Pope Leo XIII.
1904: Canonized by Pope Pius X on December 11.
From Saint Gerard Majella, the Mother’s Saint, by Thomas E. Tobin, CSsR, Liguori Publications.
Donald B. Willard, CSsR, originally from Pittsfield, IL, ministers at the Redemptorist parish of St. Mary of the Assumption in Whittier, CA.