St. Gianna became a physician in an era when this was an unusual path for women. She chose a career in medicine because of her deep desire to serve the most vulnerable—the poor, the elderly, mothers, and young children. Every day, healthcare workers like St. Gianna perform acts of heroism, risking their own health and well-being to care for those who are ill. Today, we pray for all healthcare workers, that they may be guided and protected by God as they skillfully care for the sick.

 

Let us pray:

 

O Blessed Mother, you received the good news of the incarnation of Christ, your Son, with faith and trust. Grant your protection to all pregnant mothers facing difficulties.

 

Guide us as we strive to make our parish communities places of welcome and assistance for mothers in need. Help us become instruments of God’s love and compassion.

 

Mary, Mother of the Church, graciously help us build a culture of life and a civilization of love, together with all people of good will, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life. Amen.

 

(Our FatherHail Mary, and Glory Be)

Saint Gianna Novena

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