Gianna Beretta Molla Research Paper

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Saint Gianna Beretta Molla A Woman’s Life "The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for all that He, in His goodness, sends to us day after day." Once said a young woman who had the rest of her life to live, but chose to sacrifice her life for her unborn child. Her name was Gianna Beretta Molla, and was only 39 years old when her life was taken. Gianna was a woman strong in faith who always followed Jesus’ teachings. She knew abortion fell under the 5th Commandment, thou shall not kill, and she knew that if she did not perform this action, her life would be taken. But that was not a concern for her, for she thought life to be sacred, as did the Catholic Church, and that’s why she became the patron saint for mothers,…show more content…
She loved her unborn child, even if it was killing her.  Humility: selflessness. She helped anyone who came to her medical clinic, even if they had no money.  Chastity: knowledge or wisdom. She knew what was coming for her and her child and what she had to do. On addition she has showed the beatitudes of:  “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God”: She made a choice which reflected that she thinks of God often.  “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”: She put others, such as her child, before herself. And she was against the 5th commandment, thou shall not kill. She did not choose the first or the second option, which fall under this commandment, because she knew the Catholic Church forbids all direct abortion even when the woman's life is in danger, and she knew it was a sin against God. Gianna had to suffer a lot, and make many sacrifices. She taught me that sometimes bad things happen and we need to make decisions. Either good decisions, which brings us closer to God, or bad decisions, which further us away. It is up to us to pick good over evil, for God has given us free will. The decisions we make reflect how God will later judge us, and if we will be let into the kingdom of
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