Saint Gianna Beretta Molla, Gianna Francesca Beretta
Date of Birth:
October 4, 1922
Date of Death:
April 28, 1962
In spite of the danger presented by her last pregnancy, Saint Gianna chose to risk her own life rather than to rob her unborn child of the right to live.
There are two pregnancy-related miracles attributed to Saint Gianna Beretta Molla’s intercession.
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla (October 4, 1922 – April 28, 1962) 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 was canonized as a saint of the Catholic Church in 2004.