Born in 1922, Dr. Gianna Beretta Molla was an Italian pediatrician, wife, and mother. She understood the rigors of balancing work and family, and she believed that taking time for prayer was essential. Her deep faith supported her decision to undergo surgery that could save her unborn baby, though risking her own life. The baby, Gianna's fourth, was delivered safely in 1962, but Gianna died one week later from complications.
Feast Day: April 28
Medical Workers; Mothers; Physicians; Right To Life; Working Mothers