My friend Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur asked me to help spread the word about a new video entitled “St. Gianna Beretta Molla: A Modern-Day Hero of Divine Love,” recently released and now available on Amazon. St. Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962), herself a doctor, made the courageous choice to give birth to her child — against medical advice.
What I love about St. Gianna is that she was a strong, intelligent woman who worked for the welfare of her community and her family … but never forgot that she was, first and foremost, a child of God. This enabled her to trust Him for the outcome of her courageous choice to give her child life.
I have a prayer card of St. Gianna sitting on my desk upstairs, reminding me to make each day count. Because of her example, I am reminded that my vocation as a wife and mother is an important part of who I am, and what I do — though it is indeed only a part of the work God calls us to do. Not all of us are able to save lives, like St. Gianna, but with the particular gifts God has given us we can touch our world for the better nonetheless.
If you’re a “working mom” (aren’t we all?) and looking for a little added inspiration, why not order a copy of this DVD and share it with your family. What a great way to celebrate All Souls/All Saints Day, with a special tribute to this amazing mother!