St. Gianna and Pietro Molla: model for the Synod on the Family

The Journey of our Love

Guerriero, E. (2014). The Journey of Our Love: The Letters of Saint Gianna Beretta and Pietro Molla. Boston: Pauline Books and Media.

This past summer I wrote a book review of The Journey of Our Love: The Letters of Saint Gianna Beretta and Pietro Molla, for the October issue of Catholic Insight (magazine). The book, a compilation of 70 letters, cards and notes written to each other by Saint Gianna and Pietro Molla, gives us a sometimes intimate look into the lives of these two holy people.

Through their letters, Saint Gianna and Pietro show us that a modern sacramental marriage can thrive when the Holy Eucharist, prayer, action, and sacrifice are at the centre. The bishops at the Synod on the Family ought to examine the marriage of Saint Gianna and Pietro and guide Catholic married couples to strive toward the same ideals they held dear.

This week, my article at Catholic Insight reflects on what Saint Gianna and Pietro teach us about the sacrament of marriage. I invite you to read it here.

 

Guerriero, E. (2014). The Journey of Our Love: The Letters of Saint Gianna Beretta and Pietro Molla. Boston: Pauline Books and Media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Responses to St. Gianna and Pietro Molla: model for the Synod on the Family

  1. I love this take on the Synod Terry. I have known so many couples who waited and worked to move heaven and earth to abide by the Magisterium in order to receive the Eucharist. The Church should lift them up. And I have been curious about this book. I think I’ll read it.

  2. Pingback: St. Gianna and Pietro Molla: model for the Synod on the Family | Christians Anonymous

  3. I have always been fascinated by St. Gianna. She is a beautiful example of motherhood. I look forward to checking out the book.

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