Saint Gianna Beretta Molla was born on October 4, 1922. Even at a young age, Gianna was dedicated to her faith. She never lost this dedication, not even as a student who would later graduate with a Doctorate in Medicine and in Surgery. Gianna, despite her studies, kept her faith close to her heart. She always made time to serve others, especially mothers, babies, the needy, and the poor. In fact, she went on to specialize in pediatrics at the University of Milan. Even then, she didn’t let her occupation get in the way of her faith. Instead, she chose to be both a Catholic and a physician. After living a life filled with service, Gianna died on April 28, 1962, giving up her life to save her daughter, Gianna Emanuela. She would later be beatified on April 24, 1994, and then officially canonized on May 16, 2004. Thanks to Gianna’s tireless dedication throughout her life, she was named the patroness of physicians, mothers, and unborn children.