June 22nd, 2012Another Gianna Mollaby Joseph Pearce

I leave for Virginia shortly but wanted to post this beautiful and true story of Chiara Corbella, described at her funeral Mass yesterday as "another Gianna Molla". This wonderful young woman refused cancer treatment to protect her unborn baby. I was blessed to be at the canonization of St. Gianna Molla and know what a powerful witness she is for the power of life in this culture of death in which we're living. Now we have another powerful witness in this beautiful young woman.

On this Feast of the English Martyrs, St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, we are reminded in the death of this new "martyr" that there are many ways to lay down one's life for our friends and for our friendship with Christ. May we have the courage of these great saints to bear witness in our lives and deaths to the truth of Christ and His Cross, in the knowledge of the Resurrection to which the Cross of suffering leads if embraced with the love of the Crucified Christ.

Here's the link to this wonderfully moving story:  http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/emotional-goodbye-for-young-italian-mother-who-died-for-unborn-child

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