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St. Gianna Molla

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Assignment: November 14, 2008 St. Gianna Molla was a wife, a homemaker, a pediatrician, and most importantly, a mother who sacrificed her own life to give life to her unborn child. She is known for refusing both an abortion and a hysterectomy when she was pregnant with her fourth child, even though she knew continuing the pregnancy and refusing both the abortion and the hysterectomy could result in her own death. ...read more.


She graduated in 1949 and opened up a pediatrics office near her home. In 1954, Gianna met her future husband, Pietro Molla. Pietro was an engineer who worked in her practice. The couple became engaged in April of 1955 and married in September of that year. The couple had three children: Pierluigi, born in 1956; Maria Zita, in 1957; and Laura, born in 1959. ...read more.


After having the operation, Gianna continued to have complications. However, Gianna said she still wanted to have her baby. On April 21, 1962, Gianna gave birth to her fourth child. Her daughter was named Gianna Emanuela. She was delivered via Caesarean section. Unfortunately, after giving birth to Gianna Emanuela, seven days later Gianna Molla died because of birth complications. St. Gianna Molla was beatified by Pope John Paul II on April 24, 1994, and was canonized as a saint on May 16, 2004. St. Gianna is a patron saint for mothers, physicians, and unborn children. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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