These are excerpts from some of St. Gianna's writings:
"Prayer is the search for God who is in heaven and everywhere, since He is infinite . . . The person who does not pray cannot live in God's grace."
"The stillness of prayer is the most essential condition for fruitful action. Before all else, the disciple kneels down."
"Love the Virgin Mary. She is our tender confidant in difficulty. Mary is the mother who cannot ignore our requests."
"Love your children. In them you can see Baby Jesus. Pray for them a lot and every day put them under Holy Mary's protection."
"What is a vocation? It is a gift from God, so it comes from God. If it is a gift from God, our concern must be to know God's will. We must enter that path: if God wants, when God wants, how God wants. Never force the door."
"The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day in His goodness."
"Love and sacrifice are closely linked, like the sun and the light. We cannot love without suffering and we cannot suffer without love."
"Let us love the Cross and let us remember that we are not alone in carrying it. God is helping us. And in God who is comforting us, as St. Paul says, we can do anything."
Quotes taken from St. Gianna Beretta Molla: A Modern Day Hero of Divine Love