St. Gianna: the modern woman's saint

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St. Gianna Beretta MollaIt is said that God gives us the saints we need in our time. Saints who, by their lives rooted in self-surrendering, self-sacrificing love show us how to conquer the darkness of the world in which we live and rise to their ranks. In our time, when so many women continue to deny their authentic femininity as ordained by God, He has given us St. Gianna Beretta Molla.

16 May 2015 marks the eleventh anniversary of St. Gianna’s canonization by Pope St. John-Paul II. We know St. Gianna as a pro-life saint because she chose to save the life of her unborn baby instead of opting for surgery that would have saved her life at the expense of  the life of her unborn daughter.

But if we examine her life, we come to know a thoroughly modern, vivacious woman who had all the marks of…

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