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St. Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-2004)
Thanks to her maturity and a religious education given by her parents and her older sister Amelia, this Italian saint, a doctor who died of a cancerous tumor — after refusing treatment that would lead to the death of her child — received her First Communion at the age of 5. She received the sacrament on April 4, 1948, in the parish of Santa Grata in Bergamo. From that date until her death, Gianna went to Mass and received Communion daily, regardless of the weather, her class schedule as a student, or later, her duties as both a doctor and a mother.