Featured: Saint Gianna Beretta Molla’s Story  October 4, 1922 – April 28, 1962

Featured: Saint Gianna Beretta Molla’s Story  October 4, 1922 – April 28, 1962

by Karl Pieleck

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 10th 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.”… Read More “Featured: Saint Gianna Beretta Molla’s Story  October 4, 1922 – April 28, 1962”