On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13th, your flower offering for your mother and your personal intentions will be presented at the shrine and before the tomb of St. Gianna Beretta Molla by her daughter, Gianna Emanuela - the same daughter for whom St. Gianna sacrificed her life to save when she was pregnant and had a tumor in her uterus.
St. Gianna Beretta Molla was a wife, mother, physician and saint.
On Mother's Day in 1994, the Year of the Family, Pope St. John Paul II beatified Gianna Beretta Molla in the presence of her husband, siblings, and children. He proposed her as a model for all mothers saying:
A woman of exceptional love, an outstanding wife and mother, she gave witness in her daily life to the demanding values of the Gospel. By holding up this woman as an exemplar of Christian perfection, we would like to extol all those high-spirited mothers of families who give themselves completely to their family, who suffer in giving birth, who are prepared for every labor and every kind of sacrifice, so that the best they have can be given to others.
The flowers will be delivered on your behalf for your mother, and for your own personal intentions at the shrine of St. Gianna in Italy.