Welcome to St. Gianna Women's Homes

We assist women and their families fleeing domestic violence or who are being coerced into having an abortion. Each family is provided a safe and secure environment to deal with the trauma caused by the abuse, become self-sufficient and learn to develop healthy relationships in the future.

  • Who is St. Gianna?
    Who is St. Gianna?

    St. Gianna Beretta Molla was a modern-day physician and mother who sacrificed her life to save her unborn baby. In 1961, Gianna and her husband Pietro were expecting their fourth child. During her fourth pregnancy, Gianna developed a fibrous tumor on her uterus. Wanting to save the life of her unborn baby at all costs, she chose a more risky procedure, the removal of the fibroma. After the operation, complications continued throughout her pregnancy. Gianna was quite clear about her wishes, expressing to her family, “This time it will be a difficult delivery, and they may have to save one or the other -- I want them to save my baby.” On April 21, 1962, Good Friday of that year, Gianna went to the hospital, where her fourth child, Gianna Emanuela, was successfully delivered via Caesarean section. However, Gianna continued to have severe pain, and died of septic peritonitis one week after the birth. Gianna was beatified by Pope John Paul II on April 24, 1994, and canonized as a saint on May 16, 2004. Her husband Pietro and their last child, Gianna, were present at the canonization ceremony. She is the patron saint of mothers and families.

Our Impact

  • Women Helped Last Year

    35

  • Children Helped Last Year

    44

  • Nights of Housing Last Year

    17992

  • Babies Saved From Abortion Since Opening

    34

How a Nap Spreads Positivity

Whether you’re working a night shift, all day in the hot sun or from 9-to-5 in a cubicle, a simple 10-minute nap could make the difference between being a happy, positive person or being down in the dumps. Spread a little love throughout your life by being kind to yourself. If everyone took a nap everyday, the world might be a little better. Here’s three ways a nap can help you be happier:

Lifts your spirits—As a child, you would get cranky if you hadn’t napped. Well, it’s not much different as an adult. Our mood sours, and we become lethargic if we don’t rest the body and mind. Treat yourself to a nap.

Increases creativity—Scientists have found that creativity is more fluid after being rejuvenated by a nap. More creative ideas leads to positive solutions and positive life outlooks. Spread positivity through an essential nap.

Zaps stress—A mini-vacation can be attained by a simple 10-minute nap. If you feel happy, that’ll breed happiness in your home, work and overall life. If you are joyful, then life surrounds you with warm cheeriness.

  • Area Catholic choirs will perform Advent and Christmas songs of the season in the beautiful setting of St. Thomas Aquinas Church (the Newman Center) on the campus of UNL. Visit our calendar of event page for more information and to print out a ticket order form.

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