The Modern Holiness of St. Gianna Molla

with Leslie Knopf

Leslie Knopf shares with us the life of one wife, mother, and doctor who in her modern life practiced holiness for which the Church formally recognizes with sainthood.

Further resources:

  1. Online Video: Well-done short video on the life of St. Gianna Molla, with interviews of her family members.
  2. Online: Link to the official documentary of St. Gianna’s life from Salt and Light TV
  3. Online: Short biography of St. Gianna Molla from the Vatican website
  4. Online: Homily of Pope St. John Paul II at the canonization Mass of St. Gianna Molla, 2004.
  5. Book: Biography of St. Gianna Molla, co-authored by her husband, Pietro Molla, available here
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Leslie, a proud native of Kentucky, is currently a student at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Spanish and International Relations and is now working towards a Licentiate in Institutional Church Communications to transmit the beauty of Christ and his Church to the whole world. Leslie has done correspondent work from Rome for several diocesan publications, Real Life Radio, and Shalom World television. During the Synod of the Family she also had the opportunity to work on the social communications team for the Holy See Press Office. Leslie has a slight obsession with delicious Italian coffee and a slightly larger obsession with gelato.