Feast Day Fun: St Gianna (April 28) is part of our ongoing series: Feast Day Fun with quick saint facts, crafts, activities and traditions!
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Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO).
St Gianna was a wife, mother and medical doctor. When she and her husband were expecting their fourth child, the doctors discovered that she had cancer. Refusing any surgery that would hurt the baby, St. Gianna insisted that they save the life of her baby before her own. Seven days after the birth of the baby, St. Gianna died.
St Gianna is the patron saint of mothers, doctors and the unborn. Here is a link to some Pro-Life crafts including our I Love Life footprint sign
St Gianna was a doctor. You’ll find lots of DIY crafts for doctor pretend play kits for your budding MD on Pinterest, complete with felt bandaids, doctor uniforms and masks, medicine bottles, eye charts and kid-sized doctor kits.
…and here’s our Book Rack for St. Gianna! I have the first two: awesome books!
Do you have a Saints Timeline? Check out our 8′ bulletin board Timeline with Saint Scripts!
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