St. Gianna Molla: Wife, Mother, Doctor

St. Gianna Molla: Wife, Mother, Doctor

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by Pietro Molla, Elio Guerriero
     
 

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This is the inspiring story of a newly canonized contemporary woman. Gianna Molla (1923-1962) risked her life in order to save her unborn child. Diagnosed with uterine tumors during her fourth pregnancy, she refused a hysterectomy that would have aborted the child, and opted for a riskier surgery in an attempt to save the baby. Herself a medical doctor, Molla did

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This is the inspiring story of a newly canonized contemporary woman. Gianna Molla (1923-1962) risked her life in order to save her unborn child. Diagnosed with uterine tumors during her fourth pregnancy, she refused a hysterectomy that would have aborted the child, and opted for a riskier surgery in an attempt to save the baby. Herself a medical doctor, Molla did give birth to the child, but succumbed to an infection.

An Italian woman who loved skiing, playing piano, attending concerts at the Milan Conservatory, Molla was a dedicated physician and devoted wife and mother who lived life to the fullest, yet generously risked death by cancer for the sake of her child.

A unique story, co-authored by her own husband, with his deeply moving personal insights of the heroic witness, love, sacrifice and joy of his saintly wife. A woman for all times and walks of life, this moving account of the multi-faceted, selfless St. Gianna Molla, who made the ultimate sacrifice to save her unborn child, will be an inspiration to all readers. Illustrated

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898708875
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
214,803
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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St. Gianna Molla: Wife, Mother, Doctor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a "must read" for those who believe in the sanctity of human life, as well as for moms and dads who are trying to be good and holy parents. What a marvelous example St. Gianna is! Even though she is a Catholic Saint, I feel anyone can benefit from this book if it is read with an open heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is in the house
Anonymous More than 1 year ago