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As a physician, and as someone who, herself, faced a life-altering diagnosis, St Gianna is a powerful patron for the sick. Through her own illness, St Gianna was held fast to her faith amidst her fears. We ask her prayers, that the sick may experience healing according to God’s 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 FatherHail Mary, and Glory Be)

Saint Gianna Novena