Saint Gianna Beretta Molla: A life for life.
Sunday, August 22, 2010 – Saturday, August 28, 2010
This exhibit illustrates the life of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla, from birth (Magenta, October 4, 1922) to her death while giving birth to Emanuela, the last of four children (Ponte Nuovo di Magenta, April, 28, 1962), up to the canonization by John Paul II in 2004 with the title “Mother of family” (for the first time in the history of the Church). It explores the places of the saint’s life as an itinerary mapping her spiritual growth, offering documents, witnesses, objects that belonged to her, and some international works dedicated to her.
Youth and adults will confront this witness of our time. They will encounter a woman moved by the passion for education and the apostolate (in Catholic Action and in the St. Vincent de Paul Society) who has fulfilled the desire of the heart in the experience of matrimony, in welcoming her children, in her professional career as a pediatrician, in the missionary capacity, and in rejoicing in every beautiful thing as a gift of God.
Curated by Ambrogio Cislaghi. With the collaboration of Mother Virginia Beretta.