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rosaries from the Rosary Workshop - Rosary RDSG.21200, 21221
 ST. GIANNA BERETTA MOLLA
 patroness of the unborn, mothers, physicians, of the infertile


RDSG-21200 - 'I Dedicated You'
RDSG.21210 - 'A Living Witness'
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SAINT 
     GIANNA BERETTA MOLLA
RSTS:  SAINTHOOD SERIES
“The doctor should not meddle. The right of the child is equal to the right of the mother’s life. The doctor can’t decide; it is a sin to kill in the womb.” Dr Gianna Molla
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A NEW SAINT - WHO IS SHE?
Gianna Molla was born on October 4, 1922. She died April 28th, 1962  (now her feast day)  She was canonized as a saint in 2004. Gianna was an Italian Pediatrician, a wife and mother.  She is best known for refusing an abortion and hysterectomy during her pregnancy with her fourth child. 
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(Dr Gianna Beretta Molla)
'patroness: Sanctity of life'
'faithful daughter, wife, mother, doctor'
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She chose life for her unborn child knowing it could result in her death. John Paul the Great called her "Mother of a family" giving the church a contermporary saint who we could easily understand and relate to in every day life.
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 “The doctor should not meddle. The right of the child is equal to the right of the mother’s life. The doctor can’t decide; it is a sin to kill in the womb.” Dr Gianna Molla
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50 ANNIVERSARY
and the HHS MANDATE
We are especially drawn to Saint Gianna in 2012, the 50th anniversary of her death because of the HHS Mandate (August 2011 - 12). It is as if the Lord called her forward at this important time to show us the way through her 'boldness and moral courage'. 
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 "If you must choose between me and the baby, no hesitation; choose – and I demand it – the baby. Save her!" Gianna Molla
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PRAY YOUR ROSARY FOR LIFE
Ask St Gianna to intercede for you or a loved one regarding a healthy pregnancy, the unborn, marriages, infertility and professions. Pray for a change of heart re abortions and for our government to support the Constitution of the United States and the First Amendment protecting life from conception to natural death.

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for more information on the rosaries:
I DEDICATED YOU    -   WINDOWS OF HEAVEN
YOU WILL FIND ME   -  A LIVING WITNESS

We encourage you to follow the excellent links below to learn more about what the Mandate is all about and how she will interecede for us, if only we ask! 
HHS MANDATE   -   NEVER FEAR DEATH
SCRIPTURAL REMINDERS   -   MISSION STATEMENT
dedicated on May 16 2012, anniversary of her canonization
and 50 years after her death.
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read what this little one wants to share

about choosing life! Thanks to St Gianna
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RESPONSES   -   WHO IS THIS?
MORE LINKS




~  "I DEDICATED YOU" ROSARY ~
I DEDICATED YOU
 Jeremiah 1:5 reminds us that we were each dedicated before we were formed in our mother's womb. God has a plan for each of us. He opens doors of opportunity we never knewd were there ...
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OLD VINTAGE BEADS FROM EARLY 20c
AVE BEADS: vintage (1920 - 30) are from the same time period as Giannas life. (20s-60s) The round, tramslucent d Ave Beads are chosen from our collection of beads as they are a reminder of the physicians white coat and Gianna's profession as a pediatrician. PATER BEADS: wonder-filled movement of colors, reminding us of her active life as a wife and mom.  Here we have a contemporary saint, the first saint that speaks to us from living in motherhood, marriage and a professional life. She was a third order Franciscan. 10th of 13 children.
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JEREMIAH 1:5,7
  5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you. --- 7  To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak.
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METAL PARTS CAST FROM ANTIQUES
All parts available individually. each hand cast from antiques and vintage pieces. Available in sterling silver and solid bronze. Once cast, each is antiqued to restore original patina.  See full collection at SUPPLIES on top of page.
 OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Since Our Lady of Guadalupe is imaged as pregnant with the child, Jesus - Patroness of the Preborn and of Americas - she is the natural choice for the rosary center. Cast from an old piece in solid bronze and sterling silver, as is the crucifix.
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PATRONESS OF THE PREBORN
Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the preborn and this website is dedicated to her because of our stand on life from conception to natural death.  It is with great honor and delight we dedicate these rosaries and chaplet to St Gianna Motto, our contemporary mom, wife and doctor. 
 "I DEDICATED YOU" ROSARY
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RDGA.21200.b
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~  "WINDOWS OF HEAVEN"  ROSARY ~
  NOTE THE SAN DAMIANO CROSS
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AVE BEADS:  The Ave beads are wood to carry the theme of the Franciscan Order. We have chosen a high end, finely grained wood with a beautiful natural finish and color.  PATER BEADS: These old blue' 3 Window Beads' beads have three sides, reminding us of the triune God.  Each of the three windows look into the heavenly blue. The glass cane is old and they were formed in old glass bead molds. A Perfect choice for Pater beads on this rosary dedicated to the living witnesses of Gianna!
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We have included the beautiful San Damiano crucifix giving light to the original that hangs in Assisi. Kneeling in front of this cross, St Francis heard the voice of the Lord as he asked Francis to rebuild his church. Today, Franciscans are called to continue this work. (see below)
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METAL PARTS CAST FROM ANTIQUES
All parts available individually. each hand cast from antiques and vintage pieces. Available in sterling silver and solid bronze. Once cast, each is antiqued to restore original patina.  See full collection at SUPPLIES on top of page.
"WINDOWS OF HEAVEN"
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RDSG.21210.b 
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crucifixes, centers and medals handcast from antiques in
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~   YOU WILL FIND ME ~
CHAPLETS 
I WILL LET YOU FIND ME
There are several novenas on the internet dedicated to St Gianna, see links below.  We have added two chaplets, one with the standard 10 beads and one (not imaged) with 9 beads. The nine bead chaplet is called a 'Niner' and is a traditional form used for many years for other saints'. (we still see it used in the basic St Jude Chaplet with its 3 sets of 3 beads.) 
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JEREMIAH 29:13-14
     13  When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, 14  I will let you find me. 
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What we like about either of these is that the chaplet may be said without having to read the prayer or learn it,  It is simple and easy to find and say! Available either way on the cart.  Pray for nine days for the end of abortion, and the HHS MANDATE as it is written without regard to life.
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PRAYER FOR 9 BEAD CHAPLET
FIRST SET OF 3 BEADS:
1 Pater Noster, 1 Ave Maria, 1 Glory Be
 REPEAT SEQUENCE 2 MORE TIMES for nine days
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PRAYER FOR 10 BEAD CHAPLETS
represents one decade of the full rosary and prayed the same with 1 Pater, 10 Aves and 1 Glory Be. - for 9 days.
 "OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE" CHAPLETS
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AVE BEADS: (TOP) The Wooden beads are the same as used on the rosary above! - (BOTTOM)    The crystal-white beads are called 'sugar beads' and are vintage. We only have a few of these.
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Since Our Lady of Guadalupe is imaged as pregnant with the child, Jesus - she is the natural choice for the rosary center. Cast from an old piece in solid bronze and sterling silver, as is the crucifix. 
 I can imagine the scene as this wonderful couple reunited - [in heaven] - Father Thomas Rosica  OSB
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RDGA.21220.b
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RDGA.21220.s
crucifixes, centers and medals handcast from antiques in
sterling and solid bronze
7 in.

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~ A LIVING WITNESS ~
LIVING WITNESSES
HER PARENTS / SIBLINGS
Gianna was the 10th of 13 children, 5 of whom died early.  Her parents were 3rd Order Franciscans. They lived a life of simplicity and joy. The family attended early Mass daily and recited the rosary as a family in the evening. This included reciting the Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Her parents believed their work was not only to bring children into the world but to love, form and educate them so they could live a life of service. They believed in being Christian witnesses in the professional world. Of her living brothers and sisters, 2 were priests, 1 a nun along with doctors and engineers. 
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 "Our body is a cenacle, a monstrance: through its crystal the world should see God."  St. Gianna Motto
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LIVING WITNESSES:
HER HUSBAND / CHILDREN
Gianna's husband, Pietro Molla passed away at 97 on Holy Saturday Morning, April 3, 2010. He was surrounded by his children, Pierluigi and Laura, along with Gianna Emanuela who was named after her mother. 
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"All my mother's life has been a hymn to life, to joy, to Gods love, to Our Lady, to her family, to her very near, to her beloved husband, my daddy, her beloved children and her dear patients.” – Gianna Emanuela, St. Gianna’s daughter, in a 2011 interview
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"The extreme sacrifice she sealed with her life testifies that only those who have the courage to give of themselves totally to God and to others are able to fulfill themselves.” – Bl. John Paul II, homily at St. Gianna’s canonization mass
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Shared by Carol, L (RW Guild) 
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These rosaries are not only dedicated to St Gianna but to her family as they are living witnesses of her courageous choice of life!  Her daughter, named after her carries on the tradition as do all members of her family.
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ISAIAH 49:15,16 
15 Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. 16  See, upon the palms of my hands I have written your name; your walls are ever before me.
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Ask them to intercede for you so that you will know how Jesus wants to live through you to others and'do what he tells you'. Never forget the great deceiver wants to stand between you and Christ so you cannot hear his call. + RW


  ~ WITNESS  ~

A POWERFUL WAKE UP CALL!
When Guild member Carols daughter Cory asked the other day if I would consider doing a dedication to St Gianna – and second, 'did I know who she was?' I wasn't sure but asked, 'is she the one who ----- ?' "Yes" she said, and so I started to do some homework on her. 
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What I found out was what we had in common. Mother. Wife. Profession. A contemporary – interesting! Heart warming! But not prepared for what I found out next: St Gianna married her husband (Pietro) in 1955, I married my husband (Peter) in 1955. She died after the delivery of her 4th child, a 10 lb girl. I died after delivering my 4th child, a 10.5 lb girl! 
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This really hit me hard. The difference was of course that my life was given back.  I was told by the mercy light ‘it was not my time’  St Gianna had completed here physical work on earth (and now intercedes for each of us through the Communion of Saints - when we ask).  St Giana had opened my stubborn heart and now I understand ....
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 ... that we have a beautiful, contemporary saint in heaven who is working in this present moment to protect the unborn as she did with her own life. We must be co-operators by asking for her intercession and as she said, "Be a living witness" Her words spoke to me so I share my witness below, giving glory to God!
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  "Be a living witness of the greatness and beauty of Christianity" St Gianna Molla
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ST GIANNA AND THE HHS MANDATE 
God's timing is perfect.  His plan is now. St Gianna lives on – now as a contemporary saint - to teach us beautiful lessons about God's word. And now especially regarding HHS Mandate (August 2011- 2012) and future attempts to change the 1st Amendment  regarding the right to choose life. 
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She gave her life to save her baby. And today we hear her voice through her wisdom, her written word, her quotes. With the world bent on ending life through abortion, we hope in some small way her voice is heard here and that you will pray your rosary for her intercession for life. And that our government will follow the Constitution of our Nation, especially when it comes to the 1st Amendment. 



 WHOSE TOES ARE THESE?
Count my toes - do these belong to a fetus? a baby? Am I person? And if I am a person waiting to break loose and start living my gift of life will I live it as a girl or as a boy? ---- what's next?
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I am here thanks to the decisions my mom and dad made, through the prayers and guidance of St Gianna.  It was not an easy birth, I was not able to kick my way into the world but - I am here to celebrate the great gift of life. Want to see what I look like now?
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THE CHOICES WE MAKE


~ SCRIPTURAL REMINDERS ~
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JEREMIAH 1:5,7
  5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you. --- 7  To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak.
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JEREMIAH 29:11
   11  For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the LORD—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. 12  When you call me, and come and pray to me, I will listen to you. 13  When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, 14  I will let you find me. 
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ISAIAH 49:15,16 
15 Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. 16  See, upon the palms of my hands I have written your name; your walls are ever before me.
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PSALM 139:13-16
  Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mothers womb. I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are your works. My soul also you knew full well; nor was my frame unknown to you when I was made in secret, when I was fashioned in the depths of the earth. Your eyes have seen my actions; in your book they are written; my days were limited before one of them existed. 
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AND FROM DR GIANNA
  "Everyone works in the service of man. We doctors work directly on man himself... The great mystery of man is Jesus: 'He who visits a sick person, helps me,' Jesus said... Just as the priest can touch Jesus, so do we touch Jesus in the bodies of our patients... We have opportunities to do good that the priest doesn't have. Our mission is not finished when medicines are no longer of use. We must bring the soul to God; our word has some authority... Catholic doctors are so necessary!" +  Dr Gianna Molla
 



ROSARY WORKSHOP
MISSION STATEMENT
Our vision is to provide the finest handmade rosaries, chaplets and other fine religious art forms for personal worship we can make using the best supplies available.  The Guild believes the work of our hands should give visual Glory to God, therefore for us, the best for you is very, very important.
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  "What is a vocation? It is a gift from God, so it comes from God. If it is a gift from God, our concern must be to know God's will. We must enter that path: if God wants, when God wants, how God wants. Never force the door." St Gianna Molla

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see both witnesses, remembering the power of intercessory
prayer and know these are two very rare pregnancies
THANK YOU GIANNA    -    WHO IS ST GIANNA?
updates on the Mandate  August 2011 - 2012
HHS MANDATE - USCCB   -   TEACHING QUOTES
more information about St Gianna and novena for life
9 DAY NOVENA     -   GIANNA
PRIESTS FOR LIFE   -  HOLY SPIRIT
healing the pain of abortion see
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