“As He Loves” was created in 2009 by Marianne and Gary Dyogi to encourage the children of God to live a life of purity and chastity in their vocation. It also serves as a resource of reflections, websites, and prayers for those who want to promote the culture of life and bring about a great revolution in our society, as called for by the 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae in 2008. This blog will evolve over time based on the call to service in the greater Church community. Above all, it is meant to be a reminder to us all that we are made by God for God to love as He does in a world that does not know Him.
- Red and white roses = martyrdom & purity…you can’t have one without the other…you can only truly sacrifice with a pure heart…you can only be truly pure if you can die to yourself…“pick up your cross and follow Me.” – Jesus
Feast Day: April 28
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.
“Dr. Molla threw light on the importance of the Christian family, by her life and conscious sacrifice. She threw light on the importance of Christian schools and Catholic Action, in the formation of the human being in Christian values and it gives us guiding principles, to which the Christian subordinates his own life, as Dr. Beretta Molla knowingly did. The heroism of her Christian life will bear fruit.”
This example of lay sanctity, lived in the Sacrament of Matrimony, as the Vatican Council II teaches, will encourage many Christians to seek God in holy Matrimony. The exemplary fame of Christian conduct, lived by Gianna Beretta Molla is valid proof.
ALSO INSPIRED BY:
- Blessed Mother Mary & St. Joseph
- Bl. Pope John Paul II
- Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
- St. Therese of Lisieux
- Bl. Zelie and Louis Martin (parents of St. Therese)
- St. Maximilian Kolbe