God our Father we praise You
and we bless you
because in St Gianna Beretta Molla
you have given us one who witnessed to the Gospel
as a young women, as a wife,
as a mother, and as a doctor.
We thank you because through the gift of her life
we can learn to welcome and honor every human person.
You, Lord Jesus, were for Gianna a splendid example.
She learned to recognize you in the beauty of nature.
As she was questioning her choice of vocation she went
in search of you and the best way to serve you.
Through her married love she became a sign of
your love for the Church and for humanity.
Like you, the Good Samaritan, she cared for everyone
who was sick, small or weak. Following your example,
out of love she gave herself entirely,
generating new life.
Source of every perfection,
give us wisdom,
and courage so that,
following the example of Saint Gianna
and through her intercession,
we may know how to place ourselves
at the service of each person we meet in our personal,
family and professional lives,
and thus grow in love and holiness.