Saint Gianna Beretta Molla Statue
St. Gianna Beretta Molla
SAINT GIANNA is a powerful role model for the Church and the world today. She clearly represents the Gospel of Life in an extraordinary way. She was canonized on May 16, 2004 by great inspiration in the founding of Salt and Light in Canada.
Born the tenth of thirteen children, four of whom would not make it to adulthood, Gianna saw life as a marvelous gift. She nurtured a strong faith and conviction in the necessity and effectiveness of prayer. She later earned degrees in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Pavia in 1949 and would go on to open a medical clinic in Mesero, Italy in 1950. She specialized in Pediatrics at the University of Milan in 1952 and eventually would give special attention to mothers, babies, the elderly and poor.
Like many saints, Gianna's story entails tragedy and heroic sacrifice. She provides to us a strong example of the values and virtues of Christ and his ultimate sacrifice for us. Against the advice of doctors, Gianna sacrificed her life to save her child's, fully aware that she could die if she gave birth to her baby. A few days before the baby was due, she said "If you must decide between me and the child, do not hesitate: choose the child - I insist on it. Save him".
For our 15th anniversary Salt + Light Media has commissioned this beautiful, solid bronze statue of our patron saint, Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962). A limited number of the statues are available through our headquarters in Toronto for $500.00 (CAD) each. This is the only statue of St. Gianna that exists.
Dimensions (L x W x H): 4.85" x 4.85" x 14.43"
Weight: 2.4 kg