Each day we hear of more lives claimed by COVID-19, and how the strain on medical resources also affects people with other health issues. Many families are frightened. St. Gianna herself faced a life-altering diagnosis, yet remained resolute in faith even amidst her fears. She is a powerful patron for all families who have received alarming medical news, and we invite her prayers, that families may lean on God, experience healing according to His will, and be sustained by His peace.
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 Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be)
Saint Gianna Novena