On May 16, 2004, Pope St. John Paul II canonized six new saints of the Catholic Church. One of those saints was Saint Gianna Beretta Molla. The Holy Father said,
“Gianna Beretta Molla was a simple, but more than ever, significant messenger of divine love. In a letter to her future husband a few days before their marriage, she wrote: “Love is the most beautiful sentiment the Lord has put into the soul of men and women”.
Following the example of Christ, who “having loved his own… loved them to the end” (Jn 13: 1), this holy mother of a family remained heroically faithful to the commitment she made on the day of her marriage. The extreme sacrifice she sealed with her life testifies that only those who have the courage to give of themselves totally to God and to others are able to fulfill themselves.
Through the example of Gianna Beretta Molla, may our age rediscover the pure, chaste and fruitful beauty of conjugal love, lived as a response to the divine call!”
For my blog post on this self-sacrificing saint written last year, please read – St. Gianna Beretta Molla. I would also encourage you to watch the 5-minute video below that gives a great explanation of her live here on earth.
Please share this post, last years post, and the video below with your family and friends via Email or through the Social Media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc). Here is the public figure page of St. Gianna on Facebook. There are many of us who know and love this great saint, but I have also noticed this past year that there are many Catholics who do not know her story. We must get the word out about St. Gianna Beretta Molla! Her life of self-sacrifice is needed in the world we live in today.
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla…Pray For Us!