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Saturday, October 13, 2007

No Greater Love...

Via Angela Messenger:

In the spirit of St Gianna Beretta Molla, Dr. Ellice Hammond of Australia gave her life to save that of her unborn daughter, Mia. Dr Hammond was diagnosed with Hogkins Lymphoma in the 21st week of her pregnancy and refused the chemotheraphy which might have saved her life. Instead she had mild chemo just to protect Mia (the baby) and then they induced Mia at the 31st week. Mia is being cared for in Monash Medical Centre's neonatal unit and doing well. Ellice died three weeks after Mia was born. As can be expected, there was an American press silence on this story.

Holy lives of quiet heroism are being lived out every day; but as those lives are not politically correct, they are brushed under the rug, only to certainly resurface later to reveal the condemnation and hypocrasy of the current day.

May the Lord have mercy upon us all, and may Heaven open to recieve a woman who loved God so much she was willing to forsake her own life for her child.

St. Gianna Molla, pray for Dr. Ellice Hammond, and pray for us all!


Melanie B said...

Thanks for this beautiful story.

I just saw this right before I clicked to your blog: Another mother and baby in a similar situation need prayers. She's asking for prayers of intercession to Pope John Paul II.

Anonymous said...

Dear Adoro,

Thank you for this post. My fifteen year old daughter has chosen Saint Gianna as her confirmation name. I just showed her this post. It brought tears to both our eyes.

Pax et Bonum,


uncle jim said...

Even as a dad, it is an emotional post ... the thought of losing my wife ...

St Gianna, pray for us.