Friday, April 28, 2006

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla, pray for us

Today is the feast of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.

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Saint Gianna was a medical doctor and mother, who during her last pregnancy at age 39, refused treatment for a cancerous tumor because the treatment would have been fatal to her unborn child. She died one week after the birth of her youngest daughter.

The Prayer of Saint Gianna:
Jesus, I promise You to submit myself to all that You permit to befall me,
make me only know Your will.
My most sweet Jesus, infinitely merciful God, most tender Father of souls,
and in a particular way of the most weak, most miserable, most infirm
which You carry with special tenderness between Your divine arms,
I come to You to ask You, through the love and merits of Your Sacred Heart,
the grace to comprehend and to do always Your holy will,
the grace to confide in You,
the grace to rest securely through time and eternity in Your loving divine arms.

I encourage you to visit the website in her honor and learn more about this extraordinary modern mother.

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