Dominique Arculeo kisses her son Marcus, who will be 2 on Feb. 13, during a Mass in honor of St. Gerard Majella Jan. 24 at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Gibbsboro. Arculeo, who also has two daughters, ages 11 and 18, had eight miscarriages before Marcus was born. She said she has a special devotion to St. Gerard, patron of mothers, expectant mothers and those hoping to conceive. “Even though I had all those miscarriages, I knew God had one more planned,” she said.
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