Wednesday, April 28, 2010

St. Gianna Beretta Molla

I can't possibly get to the end of my day without bringing attention to St. Gianna on her Feast Day. An incredible mother who gave her life to save her unborn child. I have to come from the perspective of what people would be saying to her as she carried her youngest child Gianna. An amazing woman, a physician who knew exactly what it meant not to have a hysterectomy or an abortion. Other physicians suggesting the importance to her three living children for her to save her own life. People who just saw her and didn't really know her story commenting on the excitement of giving birth and raising her children. Conversations between she and her husband of the future for him and their children. Her story brings tears and yet her courage to choose life, to choose Christ brings hope. May all our children know and understand her great faith.

St. Gianna Beretta Molla, you followed the Blessed Virgin Mary’s example of loving one’s “own in the world and loving them to the end.” Bless my child with this selfless love for human life. Teach her how fragile and how precious is another’s life. May she never take the gift of life for granted. Give her the strength to stand firm for humans’ right to life. St. Gianna, help my child to follow your example of witnessing to the true love of Christ and to human life. Amen.
- from Bless My Child

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