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Saint Gianna Molla

Author : Pietro Molla
ISBN : 9781681494159
Genre : Religion
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This is the inspiring story of a canonized contemporary woman. Gianna Molla (1923-1962) risked her life in order to save her unborn child. Diagnosed with uterine tumors during her fourth pregnancy, she refused a hysterectomy that would have aborted the child, and opted for a riskier surgery in an attempt to save the baby. Herself a medical doctor, Molla did give birth to the child, but succumbed to an infection. An Italian woman who loved skiing, playing piano, attending concerts at the Milan Conservatory, Molla was a dedicated physician and devoted wife and mother who lived life to the fullest, yet generously risked death by cancer for the sake of her child. A unique story, co-authored by her own husband, with his deeply moving personal insights of the heroic witness, love, sacrifice and joy of his saintly wife. A woman for all times and walks of life, this moving account of the multi-faceted, selfless St. Gianna Molla, who made the ultimate sacrifice to save her unborn child, will be an inspiration to all readers. Illustrated "A woman of exceptional love, an outstanding wife and mother, Gianna Molla gave witness in her daily life to the demanding values of the Gospel." - Pope John Paul II
Category: Religion

St Gianna Beretta Molla

Author : Susan Helen Wallace FSP
ISBN : 9780819872388
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As a mother, wife, and doctor St. Gianna Molla is not your typical saint. She loved fashion, being outdoors, and traveling in her native Italy. Children will enjoy learning about her life’s journey and how this modern woman became a saint! Ages 9–12.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Journey Of Our Love

Author : Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
ISBN : 0819845655
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Between 19551962, Saint Gianna Beretta and her husband Pietro Molla corresponded through a series of letters, collected here. Touching, inspiring, and refreshingly human, their exchanges reflect the everyday experiences and the abounding love of a modern day couple, revealing that the way of holiness can unfold in the midst of this world. From balancing work and family life, to dealing with a long-distance relationship, to parenting, to coping with illness and death, Gianna and Pietro conquered it all. But none of it was accomplished without tremendous trust in each otherand in God.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

St Gianna Beretta Molla

Author : Thomas J. McKenna
ISBN : 0981631401
Genre : Christian saints
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St. Gianna Beretta Molla: A Modern Day Hero of Divine Love is a brilliant book, timely, relative, pertinent, and very helpful in light of the contemporary war being waged on traditional values such as faith, family, marriage, life, truth, morality, and religion.
Category: Christian saints

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

Author : Patricia E. Jablonski
ISBN : 0819871826
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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As a mother, wife, and doctor St. Gianna Molla is not your typical saint. She loved fashion, being outdoors, and traveling in her native Italy. Children will enjoy learning about her life s journey and how this modern woman became a saint! Ages 9 12.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Love Letters To My Husband

Author : Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
ISBN : 0819844934
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An attractive woman. Physician. Mother of four. Enthusiastic downhill skier. Experienced mountain climber. Opera aficionada. Passionate for her husband. Single-minded toward her children. Uncompromising for her patients. In 1962, she made a quiet, heroic choice. In 1994, the Church proclaimed her blessed.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

No Greater Love

Author : Ann M. Brown
ISBN : 1892875039
Genre : Blessed
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Gianna Beretta Molla

Author : Barbara Yoffie
ISBN : 0764823337
Genre : Religion
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The story of Gianna Beretta Molla comes to life in colorful, full-page illustrations and lively text for children ages 4 through 9. Gianna Beretta Molla worked as a doctor. She was also a wife and mother. Gianna loved her own little family dearly. Helping people was important to Gianna. Her work taught her that life was a beautiful gift from God. Like the Holy Family, Gianna's family gives us an example of Christian love and faithfulness. Author and long-time elementary educator Barbara Yoffie helps readers develop an understanding of saints as real-life heroes and heroines who live all around and inspire us to become more like Christ. Gianna Beretta Molla is one of 6 saints in the Saints of Christmas set, part of the Saints and Me! series.
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Author : Andrew Hofer OP
ISBN : 9781595250414
Genre : Deification (Christianity)
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Divinization: Becoming Icons of Christ through the Liturgy explains the startling claim, so often overlooked, that God transforms the Christian people through the Church’s liturgy to share in his divine nature. This resource serves as an excellent introduction to the Catholic theology of divinization through the Liturgy. This remarkable work forms a coherent introduction to how God makes the faithful in the pews partakers in his divine nature through the action of the liturgy.
Category: Deification (Christianity)

All Things Girl Friends Fashion And Faith

Author : Cheryl Dickow
ISBN : 1936453207
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In this exciting new book, girls will explore John Paul II's Letter to Women and will learn how to manage their time and money. They will see themselves in the light of Christ and will learn how to develop a rich and rewarding prayer life. All Things Girl is filled with fun quizzes, great tips, and wonderful stories that make a young girl's faith come alive: All Things Girl is written for tween and teen-aged girls covering such topics as living a soulful life (what does it really mean to have a soul?), discerning a vocation (consecrated, married or single?), developing a prayer life (getting past boredom and into the good stuff!), living responsibly (financially and spiritually) with dignity and modesty, and finding the right role models (like St. Gianna Beretta Molla). This is the book all women wish they had when they were young girls...and now can't wait to give!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Genius Of John Paul Ii

Author : Richard A. Spinello
ISBN : UVA:X030112367
Genre : Religion
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In this exciting new book, renowned ethicist Richard Spinello offers the first comprehensive presentation of the late John Paul II's great moral vision. Here admirers may read and understand the essential teachings of the pope in his own words as Spinello draws on his extensive research into John Paul II's writings and talks. Subjects covered include reverence for life, concern for the poor and suffering, moral law, conscience, moral choice, intrinsically evil acts, freedom, and goodness. The purpose of this book is two-fold: it not only persuasively presents the late pope's vital teachings, but also defends them against his critics. This important new work preserves and promotes the extraordinary legacy of John Paul II by focusing on his championing of universal human dignity and objective moral truths.
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Saints Of The Roman Calendar Including Recent Feasts Proper To The English Speaking World

Author : Enzo Lodi
ISBN : 9780818914034
Genre : Religion
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The Catholic Church has always placed before the eyes of the faithful the example of holiness set by the saints. In the first Preface of the Mass for Holy Men and Women we read: "In their lives on earth you give us an example. In our communion with them you give us their friendship. In their prayer for the Church you give us strength and protection." Moreover, as the Second Vatican Council put it, "every act of love offered by us to those who are in heaven tends to and terminates in Christ, 'the crown of all the saints, ' and through him in God who is wonderful in his saints and is glorified in them." This book, then, should be a welcome addition to the ever increasing number of volumes that treat of the lives of the saints. With the addition of feast days proper to the United States, it is offered to the English-speaking public in the hope that is will foster greater devotion to the saintly men and women who are not only historical figures worthy of our veneration but models worthy of our imitation.
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Marriage And Holy Orders

Author : Michael Amodei
ISBN : 1594710562
Genre : Education
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Marriage and Holy Orders is for high school students who will soon be embarking on a new stage in life which will initially include college and career planning but will naturally lead to vocational choices such as marriage, religious life, or priesthood. Two vocations that are conferred with their own sacraments--marriage and holy priesthood--are the focus of the text and are set in the context of a practical study of what it means to live the Christian and human vocation. Each chapter of the student text includes several regular features, including: - an opening Scripture quotation - Review questions and Journal/Discussion starters for each main section - Several relevant features that connect with the main material - Minds, Hearts, and Hands assignments that help the students connect the material to service, prayer, and further study - Vocabulary words highlighted in the text and defined in the margins - Ten application projects or assignments that students can choose to work on throughout the entire chapter A Teacher's Wraparound Edition is available as well as supplemental online resources at
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The Classicist No 8

Author : Richard John
ISBN : 0964260123
Genre : Architecture
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The eighth in the series, this volume marks the first issue of 'The Classicist' to be peer reviewed and printed in full color. It is also the first to be edited by Dr. Richard John.
Category: Architecture

Suffrage Gender And Citizenship

Author : Irma Sulkunen
ISBN : UOM:39015080855664
Genre : Political Science
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This publication studies suffrage, citizenship and parliamentary reforms in various socio-political contexts. It brings together new research from a wide range of scholars and disciplines. In addition to pioneers, attention is given to Austria, Britain, Canada, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovenia, among others. By highlighting national differences, the collection strives to disperse the universalising trend of research. The chapters suggest that the age of suffrage narratives based on a view of universal emancipation is over; more significant are deconstructive approaches and analyses embedded in local factors.
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Hidden Holiness

Author : Michael Plekon
ISBN : UOM:39015078790113
Genre : Religion
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In Hidden Holiness, Michael Plekon challenges us to examine the concept of holiness. He argues that both Orthodox and Catholic churches understand saints to be individuals whose lives and deeds are unusual, extraordinary, or miraculous. Such a requirement for sainthood undermines, in his view, one of the basic messages of Christianity: that all people are called to holiness. Instead of focusing on the ecclesiastical process of recognizing saints, Plekon explores a more ordinary and less noticeable "hidden" holiness, one founded on the calling of all to be prophets and priests and witnesses to the Gospel. As Rowan Williams has insisted, people of faith need to find God's work in their culture and daily lives. With that in mind, Plekon identifies a fascinatingly diverse group of faithful who exemplify an everyday sanctity, as well as the tools they have used to enact their faith. Plekon calls upon contemporary writers--among them, Rowan Williams, Kathleen Norris, Sara Miles, Simone Weil, and Darcey Steinke--as well as such remarkable and controversial figures as Mother Teresa, Thomas Merton, and Dorothy Day--to demonstrate ways to imagine a more diverse and everyday holiness. He also introduces four individuals of "hidden holiness": a Yup'ik Alaskan, Olga Arsumquak Michael; the artist Joanna Reitlinger; the lay theologian Elisabeth Behr-Sigel; and human rights activist Paul Anderson. A generous and expansive treatment of the holy life, accessibly written for all readers, Plekon's book is sure to inspire us to recognize and celebrate the holiness hidden in the ordinary lives of those around us. "There is a widespread idea that holiness, if it exists at all, is something that happened in the long-ago past. This book is evidence to the contrary. It contains stories of holiness, typically hidden, in the midst of modern times. Some will find in these stories confirmation of their faith, all may read the stories as moving accounts of human drama." --Peter L. Berger, emeritus University Professor, Boston University and Institute of Religion and World Affairs "Father Michael Plekon pushes a boundary here. Our usual understanding of those who are saints involves something heroic, something extraordinary--and it allows us to put too comfortable a distance between ourselves and those we consider saints. We are able to look away from the Lord's demand that we are to be holy, as God is. By focusing on the manifest holiness of a number of people who did not demonstrate such extraordinary heroism, people whose lives nevertheless give witness to the transforming power of the gospel, he challenges all of us to become what our baptism calls us to be." --John Garvey, author of Seeds of the Word: Orthodox Thinking on Other Religions "In Hidden Holiness, Michael Plekon writes about the ways holiness and grace are everywhere, not just located inside church buildings. He writes of people living out their faith. I loved this book and recommend it to anyone who wants a relationship with divinity that is creative and on-going, a religion deeply embodied unconfined by doctrine and rules." --Darcey Steinke, author of Easter Everywhere: A Memoir and Jesus Saves "Recent years have seen a great resurgence of interest in the saints--not as legendary heroes or heavenly patrons, but as spiritual companions and models of faithfulness. Michael Plekon writes with compassion and insight about a number of those models. But his great contribution is to highlight a new style of holiness, hidden in the ordinary duties and challenges of everyday life. A profound, ecumenically rich, reflection on the meaning of sainthood in our time." --Robert Ellsberg, author, All Saints "What impresses me most about Hidden Holiness is its humane Christian vision. Fr. Plekon is a wonderful story-teller, retelling the lives of the saints with exceptional verve and clarity. Vividly, he conveys the diversity and individuality of the saints he considers; far from exhibiting cookie-cutter perfection, Fr. Plekon's saints seem to embody particular concrete ideas in the mind of God, and to work out their salvation in the most unpromising conditions. This is just what we need to know about holiness, lest the idea come to seem fusty and irrelevant." --Carol Zaleski, Smith College
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