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Lent with the Saints: Gianna Beretta Molla

Isaiah 49:8–15; Psalm 145:8–9, 13cd–14, 17–18; John 5:17–30
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Saint Gianna Beretta Molla: 'One of Us'

A hardworking, intelligent, and culturally savvy young woman made a monumental choice in April 1962. It was a choice made out of love, specifically, the tender love of a mother. The woman: Saint Gianna Beretta Molla, of Italy. Her choice: to save her unborn child’s life, even if it risked losing her own. As one of the two patrons of this September’s [2015] World Meeting of Families—the other being St. John Paul II, who canonized her—St. Gianna is a saint not only for expectant mothers, but also for anyone who sees the inherent dignity of life.
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