Saturday, May 15, 2004

I haven't hardly begun studying the lives of the saints, but I was very interested in reading about Gianna Beretta Molla who Pope John Paul II will formally name a saint on May 16th. She died in 1962 due to complications in the birth of her forth child. The article I read said that the doctors wanted her to save her own life through abortion, but she let her baby live instead.

I didn't realize that lay people, and such recent lay people, could be in line to be saints. Her family must be, what would be a good word, thrilled, amazed, joyous, lucky, deeply satisfied? To have their own mother as a saint. Here is a little interview concerning lay saints.

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