Day 2: Blessed are the Meek
St. Gianna touches the hearts and souls of people of the 21st century because she courageously dealt with problems we encounter in this Culture of Death. Gianna directly, and with maternal love, overthrew the deceptive arguments erected against life when she implored her husband and doctors, “If you decide between me and the baby, do not hesitate. Choose, and I require it, the baby. Save the baby.”
“‘Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth’. The Greek word for meek has a twofold meaning at once as strong as iron, yet as gentle as a feather. Jesus describes meekness as being ‘wise as serpents and gentle as doves.’ St. Francis de Sales further elucidates meekness when he says ‘there is nothing as strong as true meekness, there is nothing as gentle as true strength.’”
- “St. Augustine On the Beatitudes,” by Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
Let us ask St. Gianna to help bolster our resolve
to practice the Beatitudes in our daily lives.
Novena Prayer to St. Gianna
St. Gianna Beretta Molla,
Pray for us!