St. Gianna Beretta Molla Novena

St. Gianna Beretta Molla was the first “working mom” canonized in the Catholic Church. St. Gianna Beretta Molla was a devout woman and a pediatrician. St. Gianna Beretta Molla Novena is prayed by pregnant women, and pediatricians seeking her intercession.

She is the patron saint of mothers, physicians, and unborn children. St. Gianna’s life talks about her great faith and courage in God and the huge sacrifice made by her for the welfare and safety of her child.

She is praised by the Catholic Church for her bravery, faith, and humanity.

Gianna Beretta was born on 4 October 1922 in Magenta to Alberto Beretta and Maria. Gianna grew up in a very pious family and had siblings who were Servants of God.

She was very faithful and was an active participant of the Church. St. Gianna pursued her studies in Medicine and later did her specialization in pediatrics and wanted to offer gynecological services to poor women.

Even as a student St. Gianna was very active in religious life and joined the Azione Cattolica movement during her college days and later opened an office in Mesero to practice, due to the chronic health issues she was not able to serve the people as much as she intended.

In 1955 she married Pietro Molla and gave birth to four children: Pierluigi ,Mariolina ,Laura and Gianna. During her pregnancy with Gianna, St. Gianna developed fibroma (a type of tumor) on her uterus and the doctors after diagnosing gave St. Gianna three choices based on her examination: an abortion(procedure of ending a pregnancy by removing the fetus) or a complete hysterectomy (the process of removing the uterus which might harm the baby) or by removal of the fibroma (removal of the tumor).

St. Gianna did not take any decisions in favor of harming the child as it is considered a mortal sin in the Church and underwent the removal of fibroma keeping her life in danger and saving the child, Gianna Emanuela was delivered without encountering any dangers.

St. Gianna suffered from severe pain and died a week after giving birth to her daughter on 28 April 1962. The Catholic Action is a movement that was started in honor of  St. Gianna to spread the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church is still in function today and serves its purpose across various countries.

Facts about St. Gianna Beretta Molla Novena

Novena Starts: April 19th
Feast Day: April 28th
Birth: October 4th, 1922
Death: April 28th, 1962

Significance of St. Gianna Novena

St. Gianna was canonized on May 16, 2004, and beatified on March 16, 1980, and her feast is celebrated on April 28. She is titled the “Servant of God” by the Church.

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St. Gianna Beretta Molla Novena

St. Gianna Beretta Molla Novena – Day 1

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

God, our Father, You granted to Your Church the gift of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. In her youth she lovingly sought You and drew other young people to You, involving them in the care of the sick and the elderly. We thank You for the gift of this young woman so deeply committed to You. Through her example, give us the grace to dedicate our lives to Your service, for the joy of our brothers and sisters.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end.

Amen.

Jesus, Redeemer of humanity, You called St. Gianna to become a doctor, a role she lived as a mission to comfort bodies and souls. She saw You in the sick, needy and weak. We thank You because, through this servant, You revealed Yourself to us as “One who serves” and alleviates the sufferings of all men and women.

As we treasure her example, may we become generous Christians at the service of our brothers and sisters, especially toward those with whom You wish to share Your Cross.

Glory be…

God, Sanctifying Spirit, You love the Church as Your bride. You poured into the heart of St. Gianna a share of Your love so that she could give it to her family, cooperate with You in the wonderful plan of creation, and give life to new children who would know and love You.

We thank You for this model wife and for her encouraging example. Grant us serene and Christian mothers who are committed to transforming our families into cenacles of faith, love, generosity, and service.

Glory be…

O God, Creator and Lover of the human family, You remained with St. Gianna when she painfully had to choose between her life and the life of the child she had awaited for so long. Trusting You alone and aware of Your commandment to respect human life, St. Gianna found the courage to do her duty as a mother and to say “yes” to her baby’s life, thus generously sacrificing her own.


Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and by the example of St. Gianna, inspire all mothers to welcome with love the seeds of a new life. Help us respect the gift of human life.

Grant us the grace to find inspiration in St. Gianna, a model spouse, and mother who, following the example of Christ, gave up her life for the life of others.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Gianna Beretta Molla Novena – Day 2

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

God, our Father, You granted to Your Church the gift of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. In her youth she lovingly sought You and drew other young people to You, involving them in the care of the sick and the elderly. We thank You for the gift of this young woman so deeply committed to You. Through her example, give us the grace to dedicate our lives to Your service, for the joy of our brothers and sisters.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end.

Amen.

Jesus, Redeemer of humanity, You called St. Gianna to become a doctor, a role she lived as a mission to comfort bodies and souls. She saw You in the sick, needy and weak. We thank You because, through this servant, You revealed Yourself to us as “One who serves” and alleviates the sufferings of all men and women.

As we treasure her example, may we become generous Christians at the service of our brothers and sisters, especially toward those with whom You wish to share Your Cross.

Glory be…

God, Sanctifying Spirit, You love the Church as Your bride. You poured into the heart of St. Gianna a share of Your love so that she could give it to her family, cooperate with You in the wonderful plan of creation, and give life to new children who would know and love You.

We thank You for this model wife and for her encouraging example. Grant us serene and Christian mothers who are committed to transforming our families into cenacles of faith, love, generosity, and service.

Glory be…

O God, Creator and Lover of the human family, You remained with St. Gianna when she painfully had to choose between her life and the life of the child she had awaited for so long. Trusting You alone and aware of Your commandment to respect human life, St. Gianna found the courage to do her duty as a mother and to say “yes” to her baby’s life, thus generously sacrificing her own.


Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and by the example of St. Gianna, inspire all mothers to welcome with love the seeds of a new life. Help us respect the gift of human life.

Grant us the grace to find inspiration in St. Gianna, a model spouse, and mother who, following the example of Christ, gave up her life for the life of others.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Gianna Beretta Molla Novena – Day 3

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

God, our Father, You granted to Your Church the gift of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. In her youth she lovingly sought You and drew other young people to You, involving them in the care of the sick and the elderly. We thank You for the gift of this young woman so deeply committed to You. Through her example, give us the grace to dedicate our lives to Your service, for the joy of our brothers and sisters.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end.

Amen.

Jesus, Redeemer of humanity, You called St. Gianna to become a doctor, a role she lived as a mission to comfort bodies and souls. She saw You in the sick, needy and weak. We thank You because, through this servant, You revealed Yourself to us as “One who serves” and alleviates the sufferings of all men and women.

As we treasure her example, may we become generous Christians at the service of our brothers and sisters, especially toward those with whom You wish to share Your Cross.

Glory be…

God, Sanctifying Spirit, You love the Church as Your bride. You poured into the heart of St. Gianna a share of Your love so that she could give it to her family, cooperate with You in the wonderful plan of creation, and give life to new children who would know and love You.

We thank You for this model wife and for her encouraging example. Grant us serene and Christian mothers who are committed to transforming our families into cenacles of faith, love, generosity, and service.

Glory be…

O God, Creator and Lover of the human family, You remained with St. Gianna when she painfully had to choose between her life and the life of the child she had awaited for so long. Trusting You alone and aware of Your commandment to respect human life, St. Gianna found the courage to do her duty as a mother and to say “yes” to her baby’s life, thus generously sacrificing her own.


Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and by the example of St. Gianna, inspire all mothers to welcome with love the seeds of a new life. Help us respect the gift of human life.

Grant us the grace to find inspiration in St. Gianna, a model spouse, and mother who, following the example of Christ, gave up her life for the life of others.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Gianna Beretta Molla Novena – Day 4

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

God, our Father, You granted to Your Church the gift of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. In her youth she lovingly sought You and drew other young people to You, involving them in the care of the sick and the elderly. We thank You for the gift of this young woman so deeply committed to You. Through her example, give us the grace to dedicate our lives to Your service, for the joy of our brothers and sisters.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end.

Amen.

Jesus, Redeemer of humanity, You called St. Gianna to become a doctor, a role she lived as a mission to comfort bodies and souls. She saw You in the sick, needy and weak. We thank You because, through this servant, You revealed Yourself to us as “One who serves” and alleviates the sufferings of all men and women.

As we treasure her example, may we become generous Christians at the service of our brothers and sisters, especially toward those with whom You wish to share Your Cross.

Glory be…

God, Sanctifying Spirit, You love the Church as Your bride. You poured into the heart of St. Gianna a share of Your love so that she could give it to her family, cooperate with You in the wonderful plan of creation, and give life to new children who would know and love You.

We thank You for this model wife and for her encouraging example. Grant us serene and Christian mothers who are committed to transforming our families into cenacles of faith, love, generosity, and service.

Glory be…

O God, Creator and Lover of the human family, You remained with St. Gianna when she painfully had to choose between her life and the life of the child she had awaited for so long. Trusting You alone and aware of Your commandment to respect human life, St. Gianna found the courage to do her duty as a mother and to say “yes” to her baby’s life, thus generously sacrificing her own.


Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and by the example of St. Gianna, inspire all mothers to welcome with love the seeds of a new life. Help us respect the gift of human life.

Grant us the grace to find inspiration in St. Gianna, a model spouse, and mother who, following the example of Christ, gave up her life for the life of others.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Gianna Beretta Molla Novena – Day 5

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

God, our Father, You granted to Your Church the gift of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. In her youth she lovingly sought You and drew other young people to You, involving them in the care of the sick and the elderly. We thank You for the gift of this young woman so deeply committed to You. Through her example, give us the grace to dedicate our lives to Your service, for the joy of our brothers and sisters.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end.

Amen.

Jesus, Redeemer of humanity, You called St. Gianna to become a doctor, a role she lived as a mission to comfort bodies and souls. She saw You in the sick, needy and weak. We thank You because, through this servant, You revealed Yourself to us as “One who serves” and alleviates the sufferings of all men and women.

As we treasure her example, may we become generous Christians at the service of our brothers and sisters, especially toward those with whom You wish to share Your Cross.

Glory be…

God, Sanctifying Spirit, You love the Church as Your bride. You poured into the heart of St. Gianna a share of Your love so that she could give it to her family, cooperate with You in the wonderful plan of creation, and give life to new children who would know and love You.

We thank You for this model wife and for her encouraging example. Grant us serene and Christian mothers who are committed to transforming our families into cenacles of faith, love, generosity, and service.

Glory be…

O God, Creator and Lover of the human family, You remained with St. Gianna when she painfully had to choose between her life and the life of the child she had awaited for so long. Trusting You alone and aware of Your commandment to respect human life, St. Gianna found the courage to do her duty as a mother and to say “yes” to her baby’s life, thus generously sacrificing her own.


Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and by the example of St. Gianna, inspire all mothers to welcome with love the seeds of a new life. Help us respect the gift of human life.

Grant us the grace to find inspiration in St. Gianna, a model spouse, and mother who, following the example of Christ, gave up her life for the life of others.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Gianna Beretta Molla Novena – Day 6

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

God, our Father, You granted to Your Church the gift of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. In her youth she lovingly sought You and drew other young people to You, involving them in the care of the sick and the elderly. We thank You for the gift of this young woman so deeply committed to You. Through her example, give us the grace to dedicate our lives to Your service, for the joy of our brothers and sisters.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end.

Amen.

Jesus, Redeemer of humanity, You called St. Gianna to become a doctor, a role she lived as a mission to comfort bodies and souls. She saw You in the sick, needy and weak. We thank You because, through this servant, You revealed Yourself to us as “One who serves” and alleviates the sufferings of all men and women.

As we treasure her example, may we become generous Christians at the service of our brothers and sisters, especially toward those with whom You wish to share Your Cross.

Glory be…

God, Sanctifying Spirit, You love the Church as Your bride. You poured into the heart of St. Gianna a share of Your love so that she could give it to her family, cooperate with You in the wonderful plan of creation, and give life to new children who would know and love You.

We thank You for this model wife and for her encouraging example. Grant us serene and Christian mothers who are committed to transforming our families into cenacles of faith, love, generosity, and service.

Glory be…

O God, Creator and Lover of the human family, You remained with St. Gianna when she painfully had to choose between her life and the life of the child she had awaited for so long. Trusting You alone and aware of Your commandment to respect human life, St. Gianna found the courage to do her duty as a mother and to say “yes” to her baby’s life, thus generously sacrificing her own.


Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and by the example of St. Gianna, inspire all mothers to welcome with love the seeds of a new life. Help us respect the gift of human life.

Grant us the grace to find inspiration in St. Gianna, a model spouse, and mother who, following the example of Christ, gave up her life for the life of others.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Gianna Beretta Molla Novena – Day 7

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

God, our Father, You granted to Your Church the gift of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. In her youth she lovingly sought You and drew other young people to You, involving them in the care of the sick and the elderly. We thank You for the gift of this young woman so deeply committed to You. Through her example, give us the grace to dedicate our lives to Your service, for the joy of our brothers and sisters.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end.

Amen.

Jesus, Redeemer of humanity, You called St. Gianna to become a doctor, a role she lived as a mission to comfort bodies and souls. She saw You in the sick, needy and weak. We thank You because, through this servant, You revealed Yourself to us as “One who serves” and alleviates the sufferings of all men and women.

As we treasure her example, may we become generous Christians at the service of our brothers and sisters, especially toward those with whom You wish to share Your Cross.

Glory be…

God, Sanctifying Spirit, You love the Church as Your bride. You poured into the heart of St. Gianna a share of Your love so that she could give it to her family, cooperate with You in the wonderful plan of creation, and give life to new children who would know and love You.

We thank You for this model wife and for her encouraging example. Grant us serene and Christian mothers who are committed to transforming our families into cenacles of faith, love, generosity, and service.

Glory be…

O God, Creator and Lover of the human family, You remained with St. Gianna when she painfully had to choose between her life and the life of the child she had awaited for so long. Trusting You alone and aware of Your commandment to respect human life, St. Gianna found the courage to do her duty as a mother and to say “yes” to her baby’s life, thus generously sacrificing her own.


Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and by the example of St. Gianna, inspire all mothers to welcome with love the seeds of a new life. Help us respect the gift of human life.

Grant us the grace to find inspiration in St. Gianna, a model spouse, and mother who, following the example of Christ, gave up her life for the life of others.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Gianna Beretta Molla Novena – Day 8

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

God, our Father, You granted to Your Church the gift of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. In her youth she lovingly sought You and drew other young people to You, involving them in the care of the sick and the elderly. We thank You for the gift of this young woman so deeply committed to You. Through her example, give us the grace to dedicate our lives to Your service, for the joy of our brothers and sisters.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end.

Amen.

Jesus, Redeemer of humanity, You called St. Gianna to become a doctor, a role she lived as a mission to comfort bodies and souls. She saw You in the sick, needy and weak. We thank You because, through this servant, You revealed Yourself to us as “One who serves” and alleviates the sufferings of all men and women.

As we treasure her example, may we become generous Christians at the service of our brothers and sisters, especially toward those with whom You wish to share Your Cross.

Glory be…

God, Sanctifying Spirit, You love the Church as Your bride. You poured into the heart of St. Gianna a share of Your love so that she could give it to her family, cooperate with You in the wonderful plan of creation, and give life to new children who would know and love You.

We thank You for this model wife and for her encouraging example. Grant us serene and Christian mothers who are committed to transforming our families into cenacles of faith, love, generosity, and service.

Glory be…

O God, Creator and Lover of the human family, You remained with St. Gianna when she painfully had to choose between her life and the life of the child she had awaited for so long. Trusting You alone and aware of Your commandment to respect human life, St. Gianna found the courage to do her duty as a mother and to say “yes” to her baby’s life, thus generously sacrificing her own.


Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and by the example of St. Gianna, inspire all mothers to welcome with love the seeds of a new life. Help us respect the gift of human life.

Grant us the grace to find inspiration in St. Gianna, a model spouse, and mother who, following the example of Christ, gave up her life for the life of others.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Gianna Beretta Molla Novena – Day 9

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

God, our Father, You granted to Your Church the gift of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. In her youth she lovingly sought You and drew other young people to You, involving them in the care of the sick and the elderly. We thank You for the gift of this young woman so deeply committed to You. Through her example, give us the grace to dedicate our lives to Your service, for the joy of our brothers and sisters.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end.

Amen.

Jesus, Redeemer of humanity, You called St. Gianna to become a doctor, a role she lived as a mission to comfort bodies and souls. She saw You in the sick, needy and weak. We thank You because, through this servant, You revealed Yourself to us as “One who serves” and alleviates the sufferings of all men and women.

As we treasure her example, may we become generous Christians at the service of our brothers and sisters, especially toward those with whom You wish to share Your Cross.

Glory be…

God, Sanctifying Spirit, You love the Church as Your bride. You poured into the heart of St. Gianna a share of Your love so that she could give it to her family, cooperate with You in the wonderful plan of creation, and give life to new children who would know and love You.

We thank You for this model wife and for her encouraging example. Grant us serene and Christian mothers who are committed to transforming our families into cenacles of faith, love, generosity, and service.

Glory be…

O God, Creator and Lover of the human family, You remained with St. Gianna when she painfully had to choose between her life and the life of the child she had awaited for so long. Trusting You alone and aware of Your commandment to respect human life, St. Gianna found the courage to do her duty as a mother and to say “yes” to her baby’s life, thus generously sacrificing her own.


Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus, and by the example of St. Gianna, inspire all mothers to welcome with love the seeds of a new life. Help us respect the gift of human life.

Grant us the grace to find inspiration in St. Gianna, a model spouse, and mother who, following the example of Christ, gave up her life for the life of others.

Amen.


Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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