The Solemn Novena to St. It runs from 8 to 16 October. He was the son of a tailor who died when Gerard was 12, novena to st michael pdf the family in poverty.
He was a man of great depth, insight, prayer and kindness. Unfortunately his health was never good. He died on 16 October 1755, at 29 years of age. He was featured on an Italian 45-euro postage stamp in May 2005.
Ireland to the Annual Festival of Faith in Honour of St. It’s the biggest festival of faith in Ireland with an average of 10,000 attending on a daily basis. Hall, widely regarded as one of the greatest preachers of his day. The people of Dundalk took St.
Gerard into their hearts after this sermon and continued to pay devotion to him on a regular basis. John Murray, started the Annual Nine Day Novena to St. Gerard Majella, beginning on 8 October and finishing on his feast day, 16 October. Hugo Kerr erected a shrine to St. Gerard in the church in 1939. Today the Novena continues to grow with over 10,000 people attending the Novena on a daily basis. One memorable event of the Novena from years past was the trumpet players that performed at each of the sessions on the last day of the Novena.
Gerard’s Novena has become a lifelong tradition for many people. The annual novena sees more than 10,000 people from across the Dundalk area, and from counties Down, Armagh, Cavan, Monaghan, and Meath make the daily journey to the Redemptorist Church. Gerard Majella is patron of expecting mothers, the novena is also a yearly pilgrimage for many women and couples hoping to welcome children into the lives. According to Novena Director Father Michael Cusack C.