*This saint was requested as part of our custom saint program. We do not keep it in stock in our studio, but we are happy to make it at any time, there will just be an additional 2-3 business days added to the processing time of your order.*
Why a handkerchief?
St. Gerard was an Italian lay member of the Redemptorists who is considered a mystic because of his deep prayer life, his frequent fasting, his ability to levitate, bi-locate and read souls. Many miracles are attributed to him, some when he was alive and many after his death. One story recounts a time when he had dropped his handkerchief and a young girl attempted to return it to him. He told her to keep it. She later got married and conceived a child, but unexpectedly went into labor almost losing the baby. She asked for the handkerchief to be put on her and she had the baby safely. He is the patron of expectant mothers.