Saint Gianna Research Paper

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“Love and sacrifice are closely linked, like the sun and the light. We cannot love without suffering and we cannot suffer without love” said Saint Gianna. Saint Gianna always prayed and devoutly believed in God, even when she had a difficult decision to make. She trusted God and chose life, therefore she is an inspirational role model about how to respect life.

Gianna Beretta was born to Alberto and Marie Beretta on October 4, 1922. She was the tenth of thirteen children in her family and lived in Magenta, Italy. On April 14, 1928, Gianna made her first Communion and on October 11, she received her Baptism in the Basilica of Saint Martino in Magenta. Gianna’s sister Amelia was her Catholic inspiration, but died on January 22, 1937. As a teenager, she became a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society and the Azione Cattolica. On May 1, 1942, her mother died, so she graduated high school in June 1942, and returned to her family in Bergamo. Her father died on September 10 of the same year, thus, Gianna and her siblings moved to their paternal grandparent’s home in October of that year.
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they declared that her first miracle happened in Brazil on May 22, 1992, and was a third class miracle (an instantaneous, complete, and lasting cure unexplained by medical science). Her second miracle included a mother, Elizabeth Comparini, who sustained a tear in her placenta that drained her womb of amniotic fluid in 2003. Through praying to Saint Gianna and asking her for her intercession, she was able to deliver a healthy baby. Gianna was beatified during the year of the Family by Pope John Paul II on April 24, 1994. The process of canonization ended on February 19, 2004 and she was canonized on May 16, 2004. Gianna 's husband Pietro, Gianna Emmanuela, Pierluigi, and Laura were present at the canonization ceremony. St. Gianna is now the patron saint for mothers, physicians, and unborn
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