Often our modern world relegates motherhood as a "less-than" vocation...yet St. Gianna showed us how heroic motherhood can be and how truly revered it should be! Now you can carry (or frame) a reminder of this woman whose example of selflessness sets a shining example for parents everywhere! Designed in the style of classic baseball cards, these “heavy cards” from Spirit Juice are crafted from artisan-grade 32pt (380lb) cardstock and are designed to take a beating, endure some wear, and survive the little hands of our saints in training (our children, of course)! What can I say? We’re passionate about paper…and quality…and evangelization!
Our small and medium prints don't just look good, they feel good...exuding a tangible quality and long-lasting reminder of St. Gianna's legacy. The small size is exactly credit card-sized, meaning it will easily fit in a wallet or as a bookmark in your Bible, hymnal, Liturgy of the Hours, or missal. The medium size is perfect for framing, but they'll also sit nicely on a desk or keep your page in your favorite book all while maintaining their structural rigidity and standing up to recurring use and daily life (unlike lesser-quality paper stocks). On the back of these small and medium prints, we include a beautifully designed reminder of the saint's life; their birth and death, notable information, and a reminder of why we look to them as examples of holiness and Godliness. Stickers are permanent vinyl stickers that are dishwasher safe and designed to withstand some abuse!
This design is part of our "20th Century Visionaries" collection.
St. Gianna Molla
Born: October 4th, 1922 | Died: April 28th, 1962
Bio: Saint Gianna practiced heroic love in her vocation of marriage. She studied hard, and served the elderly and needy as a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. After earning her degrees in medicine and surgery, she opened a medical clinic, specializing in pediatrics. After some reflection, Gianna chose the vocation of marriage. She married Pietro Molla, and balanced with success the demands of wife, mother, and doctor. She gave birth to two children. But when she became pregnant with the third, she developed a fibroma in her uterus. She told the doctors "If you must decide between me and the child, do not hesitate: choose the child—I insist on it. Save the baby." They were able to save the child, but Gianna died in great pain. Her legacy of self-sacrifice has endured, inspiring countless others to take up their daily crosses for their families.