Newark, New Jersy: National Shrine of Saint Gerard
About Saint Gerard:
Saint Gerard, an Italian who later was professed by Saint Alphonsus Ligouri into the Redemptorist Order, is known as a miracle worker.
His intercession on behalf of mothers is one of his most notable charisms.
About the Shrine of Saint Gerard in Newark:
The church here in Newark was built primarily by Italian immigrants from the area around Caposele, the town where Saint Gerard died. In 1977 the shrine here was given the designation as the National Shrine of Saint Gerard.
In the nine days leading up to his feast day (October 16th), many people pray a novena for a successful child birth or conception. The feast day itself is marked by street processions with his statue, special Masses, food vendors and entertainment. The shrine is open daily and is an active parish.
Traveling to the Saint Gerard Shrine in Newark:
Address: 118 7th Ave, Newark, NJ 07104
GPS coordinates: 40° 45′ 3.2112” N, 74° 10′ 35.1012” W
Tel: +1 (973) 803-4200 Fax: +1 (973) 482-6575
e-mail: [email protected]
Click here for the official website of the National Shrine of Saint Gerard in Saint Lucy’s Church.