Day 5: Blessed are the Merciful
St. Gianna is considered the Model of Motherhood and is a particular source of inspiration and strength to spouses and parents who are called to make heroic sacrifices in fidelity to their vocation in life. A witness in our era to real love and mercy, she once remarked, "Look at the mothers who truly love their children: how many sacrifices they make for them. They are ready for everything, even to give their own blood so that their babies grow up good, healthy and strong".
“‘Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.’ St. Augustine reminds us here of the truth that we are beggars at God’s door and someone is begging from us. He entreats us to remember that ‘as you treat your beggar, so will God treat his.’”
- “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!