General Catholic Living/ Prayer Resources

Infertility Patron Saints

Saint Andrew - Many couples trying to conceive invoke his intercession by praying a special

chaplet from November 30th until Christmas Eve.

Saints Anne and Joachim- Feast Days July 26 and March 20

Saint Anthony of Padua- (Patron against barreness, sterility, for expectant mothers) Feast Day June 13

Saint Brigid of Kildare (Patron Saint of babies) - Feast Day February 1

Saint Catherine of Siena (Patron Saint of Miscarriage and Miscarriage Prevention) - Feast Day April 29

Saint Catherine of Sweden (Patron Saint of Protection against Miscarriage) - Feast Day March 24

Saint Colette (Patron Saint of Stillbirth, Women seeking to conceive, expectant mothers and sick children) - Feast Day February 7 or March 6

Saint Elizabeth- Feast Day November 5

Saint Eulalia (Patron Saint of Protection against Miscarriage) - Feast Day December 10

Saint Gerard Majella (Patron Saint of Expectant Mothers) - Feast Day September 29

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla (Doctor/mother who suffered two miscarriages, and died for another child to be born) - Feast Day April 28

Saint Hannah (Patron Saint of infertile women and childless wives) - Feast Day December 9

Saint Joseph: patron saint of the unborn and fathers

Saint Nicholas: patron saint of children

Saint Philomena (Patron Saint of Children, infants, babies, sterility) - Feast Day August 11

Saint Raymond Nonnatus - patron saint of expectant mothers, pre-born babies, Christian families and those falsely accused.

Sarah - thought to be barren, gave birth to a son in her old age

Catholic Infertility Resources

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Catechism of the Catholic Church:

1660 The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament (cf. CIC, can. 1055 § 1; cf. GS 48 § 1).

1654 Spouses to whom God has not granted children can nevertheless have a conjugal life full of meaning, in both human and Christian terms. Their marriage can radiate a fruitfulness of charity, of hospitality, and of sacrifice.

2378 A child is not something owed to one, but is a gift. The "supreme gift of marriage" is a human person. A child may not be considered a piece of property, an idea to which an alleged "right to a child" would lead. In this area, only the child possesses genuine rights: the right "to be the fruit of the specific act of the conjugal love of his parents," and "the right to be respected as a person from the moment of his conception."170

2379 The Gospel shows that physical sterility is not an absolute evil. Spouses who still suffer from infertility after exhausting legitimate medical procedures should unite themselves with the Lord's Cross, the source of all spiritual fecundity. They can give expression to their generosity by adopting abandoned children or performing demanding services for others.

(2366-2379 in general)

Code of Cannon Law:

“Sterility neither prohibits nor nullifies marriage, without prejudice to the prescript of⇒can. 1098″ -Canon 1084.3.

Donum Vitae (The Gift of Life), Instruction on Respect for Human Life in its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation: Replies to Certain Questions of the Day, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

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