Novena To Obtain Graces Through Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
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.