Hip hip hooray! What a very special and important day. It's All Saints Day!
Here's a little blurb on my favorite saint, Saint Gianna Beretta Molla:
She was a skier, a physician, and an ardent wife and mother. She was a person just like us & is now in heaven enjoying the beautiful banquet and praying for all of us.
She cultivated the Christian life and inspired others through faith her involvement with the Church. She studied medicine and eventually married her sweet Pietro and they started a family together.
During her last pregnancy, she developed a fibroma in her uterus and knowing the risk, insisted that her child be saved. Shortly after the birth of her daughter, Gianna Emanuela, St. Gianna died. She is one of the first lay married saints to be beatified & her family was even able to attend her beatification in Rome with Pope John Paul II (how fantastic)!
Here's some more information about All Saints Day & about St. Gianna:
"One cannot love without suffering or suffer without loving."
"Also in suffering, let us say: Thanks be to God."
Have a wonderful day!
Saint Gianna, pray for us!