St. Gianna Molla
Gianna Beretta Molla (October 4, 1922 – April 28, 1962) was an Italian Roman Catholic pediatrician. She refused both an abortion and a hysterectomy while pregnant with her fourth child despite knowing that her refusal could result in her own death, which did later occur. She also dedicated herself to charitable work amongst older people and was involved in Catholic Action, as well as aided the Saint Vincent de Paul group in its outreach to the poor and less fortunate. Molla's beatification was celebrated in 1994, and she was canonized as a saint in mid-2004 in Saint Peter's Square.
Feast Week: April 22-26
Feast Day: April 28
Quote: "Live holy the present moment."