In celebration of Mother’s Day, CatholicTV will air a documentary about St. Gianna Beretta Molla on May 8th.
St. Gianna is known for refusing an abortion and a hysterectomy when she was pregnant with her fourth child and doctors discovered a tumor in her uterus. She opted for a risky operation to remove the tumor that preserved the life of her child rather than undergo a hysterectomy. Six days after giving birth to her baby she died from complications. St. Gianna was the last saint to be canonized by Pope John Paul II.
CatholicTV will air the documentary about St. Gianna at 8:30 a.m. and again at 8:30 p.m. on May 8th. This will air at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets. The documentary previously aired on St. Gianna’s feast day which is April 28th.
The documentary is entitled “St. Gianna Beretta Molla - A Modern Day Hero of Divine Love”.