Two Female Saints That Inspire Me





St. Rita

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     St. Rita is the patron saint of impossible causes and hopeless circumstances. Whenever I feel as if I'm in a horrible situation, I offer up a prayer to her. St. Rita inspires me so much because even though her husband was cruel to her (and did y'all know that she was married at twelve?!?!?!?!?), she met his cruelness with kindness. Because of her kindness and generosity, St. Rita won her husband over, converting him to Catholicism. When her husband was murdered (okay, the time that they lived in was like Romeo and Juliet, VENDETTA), her sons wanted to avenge his death. St. Rita prayed that they wouldn't do so. And, they didn't. Her two sons (Giangiacomo Antonio and Paulo Maria) fell sick and died. Wow, preeeeetty tragic. But (I am using the word but a lot today) none of that weakened her faith in God. Inspiring, no?

St. Gianna Molla

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     St. Gianna is the patron saint of mothers, physicians, and unborn children. She made an extremely brave choice while pregnant with her fourth child. When St. Gianna was told that, along with being pregnant, she also had a fibroma in her uterus (which basically means that she was carrying both a child and a tumor), the doctors gave her three options: have an abortion, which would save her life and allow her to have more children, but kill the baby she was then carrying; have a complete hysterectomy, which would save her life, but kill the baby she was pregnant with and prevent her from having more children; or to just get rid of the fibroma, which could result in further complications, but save the baby. She chose the last option, well knowing that she might die. That alone is amazingly brave but St. Gianna's bravery doesn't end there. When the time came for her to deliver the baby, she prayed to God that He would spare the baby from pain. She even said to her family, "If you must decide between me and the child, do not hesitate: choose the child! I insist on it. Save the baby." Talk about true bravery.   

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  1. Both of these saints inspire me too, especially St. Gianna! Wonderful post, Ceci!

    Catherine

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  2. Great post! These two are both very inspiring! Thank you, Ceci!

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  3. Great post! Yes, these saints are true examples of unconditional love, as well as true femininity.

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