St. Gianna Beretta Novena Prayer Patron Saint of Mothers, Physicians, and Unborn Children

St. Gianna Beretta Novena All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. Gianna Beretta Novena
Novena BeginsApril 19
Feast DayApril 28
Patron Saint ofMothers, Physicians, and Unborn Children

About St. Gianna Beretta

In less than 40 years, Gianna Beretta Molla became a pediatric physician, a wife, a mother and a saint!

She was born in Magenta near Milano, the tenth of Alberto and Maria Beretta’s 13 children. An active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a leader in the Catholic Action movement, Gianna also enjoyed skiing and mountain climbing. She earned degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Pavia, eventually specializing in pediatrics. In 1952, Gianna opened a clinic in the small town of Mesero, where she met engineer Pietro Molla.

Shortly before their 1955 marriage, Gianna wrote to Pietro: “Love is the most beautiful sentiment that the Lord has put into the soul of men and women.” In the next four years the Mollas had three children: Pierluigi, Mariolina, and Laura. Two pregnancies following ended in miscarriage.

Early in her final pregnancy, doctors discovered that Gianna had both a child and a tumor in her uterus. She allowed the surgeons to remove the tumor but not to perform the complete hysterectomy that they recommended, which would have killed the child. Seven months later in April 1962, Gianna Emanuela Molla was born at the hospital in Monza, but post-operative complications resulted in an infection for her mother. The following week Gianna Molla died at home, and was buried in the cemetery of Mesero.

Gianna Emanuela went on to become a physician herself. Gianna Beretta Molla was beatified in 1994 and canonized 10 years later. Her liturgical feast is celebrated on April 28.

St. Gianna Beretta Novena Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God,Through your Son Jesus Christ You have destroyed deathAnd have made us the People of Life. We thank you for the example of the saints Whose lives reflect your own holiness And the profound dignity of human life. Thank you in particular for the example of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.
She is truly a saint for our times, Whom you called from this world just 50 years ago.
Thank you for her example of being a loving wife, A devoted mother, a caring physician, and a woman of Catholic action. Thank you for the crowning act of her life, By which she sacrificed her life for that of her child. May her example inspire all of us To lay down our lives for one another, Especially for our unborn brothers and sisters, And hence to both discover and proclaim The very meaning of love.

(Mention your request here…)

We pray through Christ our Lord.
Amen

St. Gianna Molla, pray for us!

Pray for all mothers and their unborn children. Beg from God the grace for us all to build a culture of life. Amen

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Gianna Beretta Novena Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God,Through your Son Jesus Christ You have destroyed death And have made us the People of Life. We thank you for the example of the saints Whose lives reflect your own holiness And the profound dignity of human life. Thank you in particular for the example of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.
She is truly a saint for our times, Whom you called from this world just 50 years ago.

Thank you for her example of being a loving wife, A devoted mother, a caring physician, and a woman of Catholic action. Thank you for the crowning act of her life, By which she sacrificed her life for that of her child. May her example inspire all of us To lay down our lives for one another, Especially for our unborn brothers and sisters, And hence to both discover and proclaim The very meaning of love.

(Mention your request here…)

We pray through Christ our Lord.
Amen

St. Gianna Molla, pray for us!

Pray for all mothers and their unborn children. Beg from God the grace for us all to build a culture of life. Amen

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Gianna Beretta Novena Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God,Through your Son Jesus Christ You have destroyed death And have made us the People of Life. We thank you for the example of the saints Whose lives reflect your own holiness And the profound dignity of human life. Thank you in particular for the example of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.
She is truly a saint for our times, Whom you called from this world just 50 years ago.
Thank you for her example of being a loving wife, A devoted mother, a caring physician, and a woman of Catholic action. Thank you for the crowning act of her life, By which she sacrificed her life for that of her child. May her example inspire all of us To lay down our lives for one another, Especially for our unborn brothers and sisters, And hence to both discover and proclaim The very meaning of love.

(Mention your request here…)

We pray through Christ our Lord.
Amen

St. Gianna Molla, pray for us!

Pray for all mothers and their unborn children. Beg from God the grace for us all to build a culture of life. Amen

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Gianna Beretta Novena Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God,Through your Son Jesus Christ You have destroyed death And have made us the People of Life. We thank you for the example of the saints Whose lives reflect your own holiness And the profound dignity of human life. Thank you in particular for the example of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.
She is truly a saint for our times, Whom you called from this world just 50 years ago.
Thank you for her example of being a loving wife, A devoted mother, a caring physician, and a woman of Catholic action. Thank you for the crowning act of her life, By which she sacrificed her life for that of her child. May her example inspire all of us To lay down our lives for one another, Especially for our unborn brothers and sisters, And hence to both discover and proclaim The very meaning of love.

(Mention your request here…)

We pray through Christ our Lord.
Amen

St. Gianna Molla, pray for us!

Pray for all mothers and their unborn children. Beg from God the grace for us all to build a culture of life. Amen

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Gianna Beretta Novena Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God,Through your Son Jesus Christ You have destroyed death And have made us the People of Life. We thank you for the example of the saints Whose lives reflect your own holiness And the profound dignity of human life. Thank you in particular for the example of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.
She is truly a saint for our times, Whom you called from this world just 50 years ago.
Thank you for her example of being a loving wife, A devoted mother, a caring physician, and a woman of Catholic action. Thank you for the crowning act of her life, By which she sacrificed her life for that of her child. May her example inspire all of us To lay down our lives for one another, Especially for our unborn brothers and sisters, And hence to both discover and proclaim The very meaning of love.

(Mention your request here…)

We pray through Christ our Lord.
Amen

St. Gianna Molla, pray for us!

Pray for all mothers and their unborn children. Beg from God the grace for us all to build a culture of life. Amen

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Gianna Beretta Novena Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God,Through your Son Jesus Christ You have destroyed death And have made us the People of Life. We thank you for the example of the saints Whose lives reflect your own holiness And the profound dignity of human life. Thank you in particular for the example of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.
She is truly a saint for our times, Whom you called from this world just 50 years ago.
Thank you for her example of being a loving wife, A devoted mother, a caring physician, and a woman of Catholic action. Thank you for the crowning act of her life, By which she sacrificed her life for that of her child. May her example inspire all of us To lay down our lives for one another, Especially for our unborn brothers and sisters, And hence to both discover and proclaim The very meaning of love.

(Mention your request here…)

We pray through Christ our Lord.
Amen

St. Gianna Molla, pray for us!

Pray for all mothers and their unborn children. Beg from God the grace for us all to build a culture of life. Amen

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Gianna Beretta Novena Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God,Through your Son Jesus Christ You have destroyed death And have made us the People of Life. We thank you for the example of the saints Whose lives reflect your own holiness And the profound dignity of human life. Thank you in particular for the example of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.
She is truly a saint for our times, Whom you called from this world just 50 years ago.
Thank you for her example of being a loving wife, A devoted mother, a caring physician, and a woman of Catholic action. Thank you for the crowning act of her life, By which she sacrificed her life for that of her child. May her example inspire all of us To lay down our lives for one another, Especially for our unborn brothers and sisters, And hence to both discover and proclaim The very meaning of love.

(Mention your request here…)

We pray through Christ our Lord.
Amen

St. Gianna Molla, pray for us!

Pray for all mothers and their unborn children. Beg from God the grace for us all to build a culture of life. Amen

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Gianna Beretta Novena Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God,Through your Son Jesus Christ You have destroyed death And have made us the People of Life. We thank you for the example of the saints Whose lives reflect your own holiness And the profound dignity of human life. Thank you in particular for the example of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.
She is truly a saint for our times, Whom you called from this world just 50 years ago.
Thank you for her example of being a loving wife, A devoted mother, a caring physician, and a woman of Catholic action. Thank you for the crowning act of her life, By which she sacrificed her life for that of her child. May her example inspire all of us To lay down our lives for one another, Especially for our unborn brothers and sisters, And hence to both discover and proclaim The very meaning of love.

(Mention your request here…)

We pray through Christ our Lord.
Amen

St. Gianna Molla, pray for us!

Pray for all mothers and their unborn children. Beg from God the grace for us all to build a culture of life. Amen

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

St. Gianna Beretta Novena Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God,Through your Son Jesus Christ You have destroyed death And have made us the People of Life. We thank you for the example of the saints Whose lives reflect your own holiness And the profound dignity of human life. Thank you in particular for the example of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.
She is truly a saint for our times, Whom you called from this world just 50 years ago.
Thank you for her example of being a loving wife, A devoted mother, a caring physician, and a woman of Catholic action. Thank you for the crowning act of her life, By which she sacrificed her life for that of her child. May her example inspire all of us To lay down our lives for one another, Especially for our unborn brothers and sisters, And hence to both discover and proclaim The very meaning of love.

(Mention your request here…)

We pray through Christ our Lord.
Amen

St. Gianna Molla, pray for us!

Pray for all mothers and their unborn children. Beg from God the grace for us all to build a culture of life. Amen

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Prayer to St. Gianna Beretta

God, our Father, we praise You and we bless You because in Saint Gianna Beretta Molla You have given and made known to us a woman who witnessed the Gospel as a young person and bride, as a mother and doctor.
We thank You because, through the gift of her life, we learn to accept and honour every human being.
Lord Jesus, You were for her a priviledged reference. She was able to see You in the beauty of nature. As she questioned her choice of life, she was searching for You and for the best way to serve You. Through her married love, she became a sign of Your love for the Church and for all men and women. Like You, Good Samaritan, she stopped at the side of every sick person, of the small and the weak. Following Your example, she lovingly offered up her life, while giving new life.
Holy Spirit, source of all perfection, give also to us wisdom, intelligence and courage so that, following Saint Gianna’s example and through her intercession we may serve every person in our personal, family and professional life, and thus grow in love and holiness. Amen.

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