While working as a physician, Gianna also served as a member of the St. Our earthly and eternal happiness depends on following our vocation without faltering. Gianna Beretta Molla is the first canonized woman who was a 'working mom. Any option that included abortion was unacceptable to Gianna and Pietro. Gianna Parish-An Oasis of Faith at the Gateway to the Shore. Like many saints, Gianna's story entails tragedy and heroic sacrifice. The life was saved, for which she thanked the Lord.
One of the nurses, Sister Bernardina di Manaus, began praying for Gianna Beretta Molla's intercession. From this day on, I wish to pray on my knees in the morning in church just as I do in my room in the evening at the foot of my bed. Martin in Magenta, and she became a happy wife. Already as a young girl she was filled with the gift of faith that she received from her saintly parents, the gift of faith centered in complete trust and surrender to Divine Providence joined to the conviction of the necessity and effectiveness of prayer. After Pietro learned of my devotion to Blessed Gianna, he kindly sent me a relic of Gianna, a small piece of her wedding dress, which I lent to couples who were praying to conceive a child or had conceived a child and were praying for the healthy delivery of their baby. Our concern, then, should be to know the will of God.
I am ready for everything, to save my baby. To pray that the Lord lead me to Paradise. Just a few days before the baby's delivery, Gianna once again told her husband, 'If you have to decide between me and the child, do not hesitate; I demand it, the child, save it. In order to save her life, doctors recommended that she have an abortion, but St. I renew to the Lord the offer of my life. The doctors determined that she had a fibroid tumor in her uterus.
She opened a medical office in Mesero in July 1950 and specialized in pediatrics in July 1952. I prefer to die rather than commit a mortal sin… 3. This is the only statue of St. Immediately upon her death, a devotion to Gianna was developed, for the faithful who knew her saw a heroic wife and mother. A few days before the child was due, although trusting as always in Providence, she was ready to give her life in order to save that of her child: 'If you must decided between me and the child, do not hesitate: choose the child - I insist on it. You can never love her more than Jesus did. I love You, Lord and the only grace I ask is to love You eternally…My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love You, I want my heart to repeat it to You as often as I draw breath.
Gianna was the tenth child. After that time, she began to live more intensely the consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We cannot love without suffering and we cannot suffer without love. Gianna Beretta Molla aims to 'promote holiness in the family and respect for the sanctity of all human life by spreading devotion to St. Miracle 2 Following Gianna's beatification, a second miracle occurred in 2003. Because of her deep love of Christ and her communion with Him, she recognized the special grace of the married life the grace of total and lifelong love, and of cooperation with God in the generation of new human life. Five of her siblings would die young.
Her brother Enrico had become a Capuchin friar and was a missionary in Brazil. The Roman Catholic Church canonized Gianna as a Saint on May 16, 2004 after verifying two miracles attributed to her intercession. Continued forward for the Litany of Saint Gianna Molla. Gianna Beretta Morella - her life, sacrifice, and the miracles attributed to her that resulted in her sainthood within the Roman Catholic Church. Quotes from the Saint: 1. The Society provided me with prayer cards and medals for the couples who were invoking Blessed Gianna's help.
When faced with complications during her fourth pregnancy, she chose to continue with the pregnancy for the sake of her unborn child regardless of the risk to her own life. Gianna is portrayed holding her daughter, Gianna Emauneula. Having lived so fully the life of wife and mother and having known so many trials in remaining faithful to her vocation, she will not fail to hear your prayers. Ten years later, on May 16, 2004, she was proclaimed a saint of the Church. Conclusion The life and death of Saint Gianna is a powerful witness to the vocation and mission of the married. However, the couple were overjoyed to have received the gift of their first child and loved him very much.
And in God who is comforting us, as St. L1S 7C3 Canada Telephone: 905 427-1775 The Shrine of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla in Winnipeg Archdiocese of Winnipeg, Manitoba Dedicated on May 10, 2015 The first Canadian Shrine in honour of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla was blessed and inaugurated in St. She clearly represents the Gospel of Life in an extraordinary way. Gianna experienced serious difficulties during the pregnancy and worried that she might lose the child. I hope that you and many others will come to know Saint Gianna and, through your devotion to her, be strong witnesses to the truth about marriage and the family. We are a Parish always mindful or our Catholic roots which help sustain us in our Faith. The person who does not pray cannot live in God's grace.
She found great help in an association of young Catholics called Catholic Action, which stressed three essential aspects of our life in Christ: Eucharistic devotion, apostolic action and heroic purity. Our indifference, our hardness of heart. Gianna loved nature and the outdoors, and struggled very much with her studies in the first years of her schooling. After prayers, there was time for parents and children to visit and to deepen their understanding of the faith and its practice. They had their first child Pierluigi in November 1956. As a physician, she had a profound reverence for the gift of human life, and she urged priests to preach and teach about the respect for human life and the evils of abortion and the abandonment of the seriously ill and elderly. The patient testified that immediately her pain disappeared.