gianna beretta molla

Prayer request 12/4/16

My sister is in labor! She went to the hospital because she was having contractions, and while she was there, her water broke! Please pray for her that she has a safe and smooth delivery, and for the safety of her baby! 

SO EXCITED OH MY GOSH I WILL PROBABLY GET TO SEE PICTURES OF MY NEPHEW TOMORROW!!!

St. Gianna Beretta Molla, St. Gerard, Guardian angels, Mary our Mother, please pray for them!

Thank you so much, God bless!!

Clare

Gianna (Beretta Molla) didn’t romanticise vocation, like those who join the Order of Perpetual Discerners, spend the rest of their life discerning, and finally get around to deciding a few minutes before or after they are dead; she didn’t wait for thunder claps or scientific certainty or emotional clarity; she didn’t try to “force the door”, as she put it, demanding God give the answers she wanted when she wanted, but rather waited on God to declare His hand for her in His own good time and in the same ways He ordinarily speaks to us: in prayer and liturgy, in reading His holy word and receiving His holy sacraments.
—  Bishop Anthony Fisher OP (Parramatta)
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Meanwhile, I was St. Gianna Beretta Molla tonight (Nov. 1) at an All Saints’ Day party (some sort of Catholic Halloween in which we are supposed to dress like a saint). St. Gianna was an Italian mother who died in 1962 shortly after giving birth to her 4th child. During her pregnancy, they found a fibroma on her uterus and she refused all treatments as they would have killed the baby. 

Here is the real St. Gianna: 

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