Saint Gianna Molla

Wife, Mother, Doctor

Author: Pietro Molla

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681494159

Category: Religion

Page: 155

View: 7322

This is the inspiring story of a canonized contemporary woman. Gianna Molla (1923-1962) risked her life in order to save her unborn child. Diagnosed with uterine tumors during her fourth pregnancy, she refused a hysterectomy that would have aborted the child, and opted for a riskier surgery in an attempt to save the baby. Herself a medical doctor, Molla did give birth to the child, but succumbed to an infection. An Italian woman who loved skiing, playing piano, attending concerts at the Milan Conservatory, Molla was a dedicated physician and devoted wife and mother who lived life to the fullest, yet generously risked death by cancer for the sake of her child. A unique story, co-authored by her own husband, with his deeply moving personal insights of the heroic witness, love, sacrifice and joy of his saintly wife. A woman for all times and walks of life, this moving account of the multi-faceted, selfless St. Gianna Molla, who made the ultimate sacrifice to save her unborn child, will be an inspiration to all readers. Illustrated "A woman of exceptional love, an outstanding wife and mother, Gianna Molla gave witness in her daily life to the demanding values of the Gospel." - Pope John Paul II

Saint Gianna Molla

Wife, Mother, Doctor

Author: Pietro Molla,Elio Guerriero,James G. Colbert

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898708875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 155

View: 3458

This Italian woman who loved skiing, playing piano, attending concerts at the Milan Consevatory, was a dedicated physician and devoted wife and mother who lived life to the fullest, yet generously risked death by cancer for the sake of her child. This moving account of the multi-faceted, selfless St. Gianna Molla, who made the ultimate sacrifice to save her unborn child, will be an inspiration to all readers. [Back cover].

Saint Gianna Molla

Wife, Mother, Doctor

Author: Pietro Molla,Elio Guerriero

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898708877

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 155

View: 6644

This Italian woman who loved skiing, playing piano, attending concerts at the Milan Consevatory, was a dedicated physician and devoted wife and mother who lived life to the fullest, yet generously risked death by cancer for the sake of her child. This moving account of the multi-faceted, selfless St. Gianna Molla, who made the ultimate sacrifice to save her unborn child, will be an inspiration to all readers. [Back cover].

St Gianna Beretta Molla

A Modern Day Hero of Divine Love

Author: Thomas J. McKenna,Catholic Action for Faith and Family

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981631400

Category: Christian saints

Page: 32

View: 1901

St. Gianna Beretta Molla: A Modern Day Hero of Divine Love is a brilliant book, timely, relative, pertinent, and very helpful in light of the contemporary war being waged on traditional values such as faith, family, marriage, life, truth, morality, and religion.

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

A Woman's Life, 1922-1962

Author: Giuliana Pelucchi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780819830999

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

View: 6034

An attractive woman. Physician, mother of four. Enthusiastic downhill skier and opera aficionada. In 1962, Gianna made a quiet, heroic choice. The Catholic Church believes she is a saint. This is her story of profound love and courage.

Love Letters to My Husband

Author: Saint Gianna Beretta Molla,Gianna Beretta Molla

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780819844934

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 744

An attractive woman. Physician. Mother of four. Enthusiastic downhill skier. Experienced mountain climber. Opera aficionada. Passionate for her husband. Single-minded toward her children. Uncompromising for her patients. In 1962, she made a quiet, heroic choice. In 1994, the Church proclaimed her blessed.

St. Gianna Beretta Molla

Author: Susan Helen Wallace FSP,Patricia Edward Jablonski FSP

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0819872385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 1194

As a mother, wife, and doctor St. Gianna Molla is not your typical saint. She loved fashion, being outdoors, and traveling in her native Italy. Children will enjoy learning about her life’s journey and how this modern woman became a saint! Ages 9–12.

Gianna Beretta Molla

Wife, Mother, and Doctor

Author: Barbara Yoffie,Katherine A. Borgatti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780764823336

Category: Religion

Page: 32

View: 7834

The story of Gianna Beretta Molla comes to life in colorful, full-page illustrations and lively text for children ages 4 through 9. Gianna Beretta Molla worked as a doctor. She was also a wife and mother. Gianna loved her own little family dearly. Helping people was important to Gianna. Her work taught her that life was a beautiful gift from God. Like the Holy Family, Gianna's family gives us an example of Christian love and faithfulness. Author and long-time elementary educator Barbara Yoffie helps readers develop an understanding of saints as real-life heroes and heroines who live all around and inspire us to become more like Christ. Gianna Beretta Molla is one of 6 saints in the Saints of Christmas set, part of the Saints and Me! series.

The Journey of Our Love

The Letters of Saint Gianna Beretta and Pietro Molla

Author: Saint Gianna Beretta Molla,Pietro Molla,Elio Guerriero

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780819845658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

View: 4237

Between 19551962, Saint Gianna Beretta and her husband Pietro Molla corresponded through a series of letters, collected here. Touching, inspiring, and refreshingly human, their exchanges reflect the everyday experiences and the abounding love of a modern day couple, revealing that the way of holiness can unfold in the midst of this world. From balancing work and family life, to dealing with a long-distance relationship, to parenting, to coping with illness and death, Gianna and Pietro conquered it all. But none of it was accomplished without tremendous trust in each otherand in God.


The Apparition That Changed the World

Author: Jean Heimann

Publisher: Tan Books

ISBN: 9781505109535

Category: History

Page: 124

View: 5440

This beautifully illustrated volume will be treasured by long-time devotees of our Blessed Mother under the title of Our Lady of Fatima, as well as those, both Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who seek to learn more about the dramatic events related to the apparition that have unfolded over the course of the last century.

Married Saints and Blesseds

Through the Centuries

Author: Ferdinand Holböck, S.T.D.

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681497530


Page: 505

View: 1383

Countless saints have been priests or religious, living out lives of penance and sacrifice for the good of the Church. But many Catholics don't realize that married couples are called to holiness as well. Fr. Holböck's tells the inspiring stories of over 200 married saints and blesseds from the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph to Margaret of Scotland, King Louis of France, Thomas More, and modern examples like Gianna Molla and Louis and Zélie Martin, parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. The example of these holy men and women is essential to living a truly Catholic married life. Important Church documents and scripture passages are also included to further guide and enlighten the reader. Many illustrations.

To Whom Shall We Go?

Author: Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 1612781195

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 3640

To be a Christian today, to follow Our Lord and accept His call to discipleship, demands heroic courage. It takes deep faith to live the particular - special, unique - vocation that's yours alone. Heaven knows it isn't easy. St. Peter knows it, too. He's well aware that even the most enthusiastic and committed Christian can become frightened and unsure, can make mistakes and betray a loved one, can seek and receive forgiveness, can begin again and - with an even stronger faith - can go on to face life's most difficult challenges. To Whom Shall We Go? presents the words and actions of St. Peter as it clearly shows how his life - his strengths, weaknesses, joys, and sorrows - offers an example for all of us. How it offers hope for each of us.

Saints of Christmas Activity Book

Author: Barbara Yoffie,Katherine A. Borgatti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780764823657

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 1720

Includes activities and coloring pages for the saints: Martin de Porres, Nicholas of Myra, Lucy, Francis of Assisi, Mary and Joseph, and Gianna Beretta Molla.

Chiara Corbella Petrillo

A Witness to Joy

Author: Simone Troisi,Christian Paccini

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 1622823052

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 161

View: 2840

Chiara Petrillo was seated in a wheel chair looking lovingly toward Jesus in the tabernacle. Her husband, Enrico, found the courage to ask her a question that he had been holding back. Thinking of Jesus’s phrase, “my yoke is sweet and my burden is light,” he asked: “Is this yoke, this cross, really sweet, as Jesus said?” A smile came across Chiara’s face. She turned to her husband and said in a weak voice: “Yes, Enrico, it is very sweet.” At 28 years old, Chiara passed away, her body ravaged by cancer. The emotional, physical, and spiritual trials of this young Italian mother are not uncommon. It was her joyful and loving response to each that led one cardinal to call her “a saint for our times.” Chiara entrusted her first baby to the blessed Virgin, but felt as though this child was not hers to keep. Soon, it was revealed her daughter had life-threatening abnormalities. Despite universal pressure to abort, Chiara gave birth to a beautiful girl who died within the hour. A year later, the death of her second child came even more quickly. Yet God was preparing their hearts for more—more sorrow and more grace. While pregnant a third time, Chiara developed a malignant tumor. She refused to jeopardize the life of her unborn son by undergoing treatments during the pregnancy. Chiara waited until after Francesco was safely born, and then began the most intense treatments of radiation and chemotherapy, but it was soon clear that the cancer was terminal. Almost immediately after giving birth to Francesco, Chiara’s tumor became terminal and caused her to lose the use of her right eye. Her body was tested, and so was her soul as she suffered through terrible dark nights. She said “yes” to everything God sent her way, becoming a true child of God. And as her days on earth came to an end, Enrico looked down on his wife and said, “If she is going to be with Someone who loves her more than I, why should I be upset?” Each saint has a special charisma, a particular facet of God that is reflected through her. Chiara’s was to be a witness to joy in the face of great adversity, the kind which makes love overflow despite the sorrow from loss and death.

Super Girls and Halos

My Companions on the Quest for Truth, Justice, and Heroic Virtue

Author: Maria Morera Johnson

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594717567

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 6020

Award-winning author Maria Morera Johnson follows up her bestselling book, My Badass Book of Saints, with a unique and daring exploration of the cardinal virtues through the saints and heroines of science fiction, fantasy, and comic books. Johnson will reignite your passion for your faith as she demonstrates the heroic in the sometimes mundane quest for good and reminds us that Catholicism is filled with adventure. What do Wonder Woman and St. Katharine Drexel have in common? How about St. Clare of Assisi and Rey, the ingénue from Star Wars: The Force Awakens? All four women sought justice for the abused. With the same zest for her faith and cheeky wit that readers found so compelling in My Badass Book of Saints and a love for the heroic journey that highlights her career, Johnson now focuses on heroines—improbable pairings of saints and characters from sci-fi, comics, and fantasy—who have influenced her life and deepened her understanding of the Church’s cardinal virtues: prudence, temperance, fortitude, and justice. Johnson tells her own story alongside the unlikely pairs to show how the cardinal virtues are at play in our lives as well: Prudence (judgment of right and wrong), which influences Marvel’s Black Widow and St. Mary Magdalene, as well as X-Files agent Dana Scully and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. Fortitude (courage), experienced by Marvel's Storm and St. Cunigunde, as well as Harry Potter's Hermione Granger and St. Marguerite D’Youville. Temperance (restraint of desires), which changes how we understand Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games series and St. Mary MacKillop, as well as Nyota Uhura of Star Trek fame and St. Kateri Tekakwitha. With Johnson's enthusiasm as a guide, you’ll be inspired to embrace the virtues anew and find your faith in your favorite stories. Discussion questions focusing on the cardinal virtues, making it a great resource for personal or group study.

Gianna the Great

Author: Becky Villareal

Publisher: Anaiah Adventures

ISBN: 9780996129794


Page: 32

View: 479

Gianna just wants to know about her ancestors, but she has to join an after school history club (yuck ) to do it. Now, she's about to embark on a journey that will change everything she thinks she knows about her family.

Miracle Hour

Author: Linda Schubert

Publisher: Linda Schubert

ISBN: 0963264303

Category: Religion

Page: 48

View: 4644

A method of prayer that will change your life.

Joined by Grace

A Catholic Prayer Book for Engaged and Newly Married Couples

Author: John Bosio,Teri Bosio

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594717281

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 9081

Joined by Grace introduces engaged and newly married couples to the rich traditions of Catholic prayer: how Catholics pray, texts of our most commonly used prayers, and a primer on devotions. A warm invitation to the faith and a simple approach to Catholicism, Joined by Grace is a book for beginners and those who want to know more about Catholic prayer life. The book offers guidance about the ways to pray, background information on prayers and devotions, and simple how-to-instructions. Family members and friends, as well as pastors, mentor couples, and others working in marriage ministries will find this a perfect gift for engaged and newly married couples. Couples can learn how to pray spontaneously, offer thanks and praise, petition God, and express sorrow. There is guidance on blessings, praying with scripture, and liturgical prayer. The book also can be used to learn common Catholic prayers such as the Our Father, Doxology, and Hail Mary. Beyond the most essential Catholic prayers, the book offers insight and instruction for participating in the great devotions of the Church such as the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, the Angelus, and Eucharistic Adoration. The last part of the book offers meditations on the seven sacraments as conduits of grace in our everyday lives.

Saintly Women of Modern Times

Author: Joan Carroll Cruz

Publisher: Tan Books

ISBN: 9780895558619

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 3888

InSaintly Women of Modern Times, best-selling author Joan Carroll Cruz presents portraits of seventy-five Catholic women from the past century whose extraordinary holiness set them on the path to sainthood. Their circumstances varied widely: Some were poor farm girls, rag-pickers, or factory workers. Others grew up in luxury. Still others were middle-class stay-at-home housewives and mothers."

33 Days to Merciful Love

A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Divine Mercy Consecration

Author: Father Michael Gaitley

Publisher: Marian Press

ISBN: 9781596143456

Category: Religion

Page: 202

View: 3108

Journey with St. Therese of Lisieux and conclude with a consecration to Divine Mercy in a 33 day preparation retreat.