Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
28 April 2017 Saints
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.
(4 October 1922 – 28 April 1962)
She was an Italian pediatrician. When she was pregnant with her fourth child,
Molla refused both an abortion and a hysterectomy,
despite knowing that continuing with the pregnancy could result in her own death, as it in fact did
She was canonized on 16 May 2004 at Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City by Pope John Paul II