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Praying with Saint Gianna

Last week there was an extraordinary Mass of Saint Gianna and a talk by the saint’s son at the Church and Priory of Saint Catherine of Siena (E. 68th St, NYC). I still find it amazing to say that a saint’s son is talking about his mother, a saint of the Church. Dominican Brother Ignatius Perkins wrote a reflection on what he experienced and gave some helpful links to a story in the Catholic New York and the video on Currents TV. Having been there myself –though serving the Mass– I am still in awe of the event because I think it truly was an encounter with Christ. Some many people came to meet Christ through the witness of Saint Gianna, the Mass and others. I wouldn’t be surprised if several miracles result from this event.

The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena was packed with people (SRO) with stunning music and fine preaching. The presence of the staff of the Dominican Friars Healthcare Ministries and the Gianna Center was aslo a beautiful thing. The faithful, indeed, wrote their intentions for Saint Gianna’s intercession and venerated relics of the saint.

Here’s Brother Ignatius’s review.

Here’s the video for the Gianna Mass

Gianna Healthcare Center blessed and dedicated

Thumbnail image for Dr Anne enthroning image of St Gianna.jpgYesterday morning the founders, benefactors and friends of The Gianna Healthcare Center for Women joined Archbishop Timothy Dolan in dedicating and blessing the Center at 15 East 40th Street. We were joined by Saint Gianna’s son, Pierluigi Molla.

The Archbishop prayed the prayers written by Archbishop Raymond Burke for the enshrinement of the picture and relic of Saint Gianna. One very beautiful prayer composed by Saint Gianna was prayed by all:
O Mary, into thy maternal hands I place, commend and abandon myself entirely, sure of obtaining what I request. I rely upon thee because thou art my sweet mother; I confide in thee because thou art “Mother of Jesus”; I entrust myself to thee.

In this trust I rest sure of being heard in everything, with this trust in my heart I greet thee my mother, my confidence; I consecrate myself to thee, begging thee to remember that I am thine own; guard me and defend me, sweet Mary, and in every instant of my life present thyself, to thy Son, Jesus.

The video story of Archbishop Dolan blessing the Gianna Center.

My Mother Saint Gianna: an evening of conversation & prayer with a saint’s son

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This coming Monday,
May 17
, the Church of St Catherine of Siena in Manhattan will host a lecture by
Pierluigi Molla, the son of St Gianna Berretta Molla, as part of an evening of prayer
for couples struggling with infertility.

join the physicians and staff of The Gianna Center
for Women
 this Monday, May 17 at 6:30 pm for a special Mass,
offered for the intentions of couples struggling with infertility and
pregnancy-related miscarriages.

The Mass will be
followed by a talk by Pierluigi Molla, the living son of St. Gianna Beretta Molla and
an opportunity to view and venerate her relics.

Location: St.
Catherine of Siena Church, 411 East 68th Street, NY (between 1st Ave and York)

Schedule of


6:30 pm   Mass,
offered for the intentions of couples suffering from infertility, recurrent
miscarriage and difficult pregnancies

7:30 pm   Talk by
Pierluigi Molla, son of St. Gianna

8:15 pm   Blessing
with St. Gianna’s relics

8:30 pm Light
reception and book signing

Physicians from
The Gianna Center in midtown Manhattan, which offers a highly effective,
ethically-sound approach to treating infertility, will also be present to
answer questions and offer support.

Gianna Center NYC and St Catherine of Church NYC to sponsor Mass, conference and reception with St Gianna Molla’s son May 17

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Saint Gianna Berretta Molla: wife and doctor with a passion for life

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Holy Spirit,
Source of every perfection, give us wisdom, intelligence, and courage so that,
following the example of Saint Gianna and through her intercession, we may know
how to place ourselves at the service of each person we meet in our personal,
family and professional lives, and thus grow in love and holiness. Amen.

As Saint Gianna said, “Every
vocation is a call to motherhood or fatherhood, earthly, spiritual or moral.
God has placed in us an instinct for life. A priest is a father, nuns are
mothers, mothers of souls.”

Read the Holy See’s biography of Saint Gianna Berretta Molla

On this feast of Saint Gianna we look for
heavenly assistance with the certain hope that our prayers will be answered.
Our prayerful request of Saint Gianna is for her to ask the Lord for abundant
graces to carry on the great work of Catholic Healthcare in New York and beyond
at The Gianna Center –The Catholic
Healthcare Center Women
. It’s Pro-life, Pro-woman, Pro-Marriage,
Pro-family and Pro-God!!!!

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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