Saint Gianna Beretta Molla Quotes and Sayings

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla was an Italian pediatrician, wife and mother who is best known for refusing both an abortion and a hysterectomy when she was pregnant with her fourth child, despite knowing that continuing with the pregnancy could result in her death. She died a week after giving birth to her fourth child.

One cannot love without suffering or suffer without loving. ~Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

If one were to consider how much Jesus has suffered, one would not commit the smallest sin. ~Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

If you must choose between me and the baby, no hesitation; choose – and I demand it – the baby. Save her! ~Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

Also in suffering, let us say: Thanks be to God. ~Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

The doctor should not meddle. The right of the child is equal to the right of the mother’s life. The doctor can’t decide; it is a sin to kill in the womb. ~Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

When one does one’s own duty, one must not be concerned, because God’s help will not be lacking. ~Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

Our body is a cenacle, a monstrance: through its crystal the world should see God. ~Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for all that He, in His goodness, sends to us day after day. ~Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

God’s Providence is in all things, it’s always present. ~Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

Everyone works in the service of man. We doctors work directly on man himself… The great mystery of man is Jesus: ‘He who visits a sick person, helps me,’ Jesus said… Just as the priest can touch Jesus, so do we touch Jesus in the bodies of our patients… We have opportunities to do good that the priest doesn’t have. Our mission is not finished when medicines are no longer of use. We must bring the soul to God; our word has some authority… Catholic doctors are so necessary! ~Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

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