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Saint Gianna Molla: Wife, Mother, Doctor

Saint Gianna Molla: Wife, Mother, Doctor

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  • ISBN-13: 9780898708875
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Release Date: Nov 01, 2004
  • Edition: Reprint Edition
  • Pages: 155 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.20 x 0.70 x 8.00 inches


This is the inspiring story of a newly canonized contemporary woman. Gianna Molla (1923-1962) risked her life in order to save her unborn child. Diagnosed with uterine tumors during her fourth pregnancy, she refused a hysterectomy that would have aborted the child, and opted for a riskier surgery in an attempt to save the baby. Herself a medical doctor, Molla did give birth to the child, but succumbed to an infection.

An Italian woman who loved skiing, playing piano, attending concerts at the Milan Conservatory, Molla was a dedicated physician and devoted wife and mother who lived life to the fullest, yet generously risked death by cancer for the sake of her child.

A unique story, co-authored by her own husband, with his deeply moving personal insights of the heroic witness, love, sacrifice and joy of his saintly wife. A woman for all times and walks of life, this moving account of the multi-faceted, selfless St. Gianna Molla, who made the ultimate sacrifice to save her unborn child, will be an inspiration to all readers. Illustrated

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