We go through each day replenishing our bodies with food and drink, being sure to get in at least three meals a day. What many have failed to do, is replenish the soul. Our bodies are temporary and no matter how much we exercise, eat, diet and make them over, they will be dust. Our soul is eternal and lives on forever. Which do you think is the priority?
Please join us as we journey on the path of salvation. St. Thomas the Apostle offers many spiritual opportunities for you to deepen your walk and knowledge of Jesus. We will offer a different spiritual ministry each month that may speak to your heart. If one or more grabs your attention, please give it a chance by trying it. The Holy Spirit speaks to us continuously and by many different paths. It could be through a friend, enemy, holy Scripture, a spiritual book or one of these ministries. Begin now by asking God to give you ears to hear His Spirit speak to you.
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Shrine of St. Gianna
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
Nativity of Our Lord Church
625 West Street Road
Gianna Beretta Molla made a heroic choice, but it was something her family members and friends testified she prepared for every day of her life. Her heroic virtue, genuine holiness of life, selflessness, and quiet joy remind all of us that God entrusts us with a personal vocation. Each and every day presents us with choices that have the power to prepare us to take heroic action whenever it will be called for. We can do that, however, only if we surrender ourselves and what we desire to God and His will for us.
The canonization of Saint Gianna is the first of its kind. Many mothers have been beatified for their heroic virtues but they entered religious life after becoming widowed. In St. Gianna’s case, the very condition of her being a spouse and mother is being exalted and highlighted. St. Gianna is the first canonized woman physician and professional who was also a “working mom.”
St. Gianna’s Shrine is located at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Warminster, in Bucks County. St. Gianna was canonized on May 16, 2004. Many women, longing to conceive a child, have come to the Shrine to touch and venerate St. Gianna’s gloves and ask for her intercession. God has granted many of them new life. There have also been many other kinds of answered prayers. Her Feast Day is celebrated on April 28th.
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla’s First-Class Relic is available every Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm excluding holidays and Holy Saturday.
The unsealed Second-Class Relics of Saint Gianna are available for veneration on Saturday from 3:30pm until 5:00pm or Sunday immediately following each Mass at 8am, 10am, 12pm and closing at 2pm. Weekday visits are by appointment only via email@example.com.
Prayer: Jesus, rearrange my priorities. Help me to live a little bit more like you each day. Help me to trust in Your Divine Providence by freely and generously giving to those in need and supporting my parish.