Saint Gianna Beretta Molla - Novena
God, our Father, You have granted to Your church the gift of Gianna Beretta Molla. In her youth she lovingly sought You and drew other young people to You, involving them, through apostolic witness and Catholic Action, in the care of the sick and aged, to help and comfort them.
We thank You for the gift of this young woman, so deeply committed to You. Through her example grant us the grace to consecrate our lives to Your service, for the joy of our brothers and sisters.
Glory be …
Jesus, Redeemer of mankind, You called Saint Gianna to exercise the medical profession as a mission for the comfort of bodies and souls. In her suffering fellow men and in the little ones, deprived of all support, she saw You.
We thank You for having revealed Yourself to this servant as “one who serves” and who soothes the sufferings of men. Treasuring her example may we become generous Christians at the service of our brothers and sisters, especially those with whom You deign to share Your Cross.
God, Sanctifying Spirit, who love the Church as Your Bride, You poured into the heart of Saint Gianna a share of Your Love so that she could radiate it in her family, and thus cooperate with You in the wonderful plan of creation, and give life to new children who could know and love You.
We thank You for this model wife and, through her encouraging witness, we beg You to grant to our families the serene and Christian presence of mothers committed to transform their homes into cenacles of faith and love, rich with generous activity and sanctifying service.
O God, Creator and lover of mankind, You were close to Saint Gianna when, affected by illness, she was in the painful dilemma of choosing between her own life and the life of the child whom she was carrying in herself, a gift long-awaited. Trusting You alone, and aware of Your Commandment to respect human life, Gianna found the courage to do her duty as a mother and to say “yes” to the new life of her baby, generously sacrificing her own. Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and after the example of Gianna, inspire all mothers to welcome with love the sparkle of new life. Grant us the grace we are praying for …………. and the joy to find an inspiration in Saint Gianna who, as a model spouse and mother, after the example of Christ, gave up her life for the life of others.
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The Catechism of the Catholic Church (USCCB.org):
Part Four: Christian PrayerSection One: Prayer in the Christian Life
Chapter One: The Revelation of Prayer
Article 1: In the Old Testament
Article 2: In the Fullness of Time
Article 3: In the Age of the Church
Chapter Two: The Tradition of Prayer
Article 1: At the Wellsprings of Prayer
Article 2: The Way of Prayer
Article 3: Guides for Prayer
Chapter Three: The Life of Prayer
Article 1: Expressions of Prayer
Article 2: The Battle of Prayer
Article 3: The Prayer of the Hour of Jesus
The Code of Canon Law (Vatican.va):
TITLE I: SACRAMENTALS (Cann. 1166 - 1172)
TITLE II. THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS (Cann. 1173 - 1175)
TITLE IV. THE VENERATION OF THE SAINTS, SACRED IMAGES, AND RELICS (Cann. 1186 - 1190)
TITLE I: SACRED PLACES (Cann. 1205 - 1243)
CHAPTER I. CHURCHES
CHAPTER II. ORATORIES AND PRIVATE CHAPELS
CHAPTER III. SHRINES
CHAPTER IV. ALTARS
CHAPTER V. CEMETERIES
TITLE II. SACRED TIMES (Cann. 1244 - 1258)
CHAPTER I. Feast Days
CHAPTER II. Days of Penance
The Catholic Encyclopedia (NewAdvent.org):
Prayers for the Dead
Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla - Prayer
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla - Novena