Dedication Celebration – May 10, 2015

Fr Darrin & Gianna Emanuela



We are grateful to have had with us for the celebration Gianna Emanuela, the daughter of Saint Gianna.

Gianna Emanuela with Fr. Darrin Gurr,
Pastor of St. Gianna Beretta Molla Church, Winnipeg.


Gianna with Knights





Our Knights of Columbus Honour Guard with Archbishop Richard Gagnon and Gianna Emanuela.


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The dedication and inauguration was celebrated in the context of Solemn Evening Vepers.


Sculpture - veiled










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Sculpture unveiling





Archbishop Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg, presides over the unveiling and dedication of the Shrine.

Gianna Emanuela and Archbishop Gagnon unveil the bronze sculpture.


Deacon with relics





Deacon Colin Peterson processes to the Shrine with the 1st Degree relics of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.


Deacon Colin with relic





Deacon Colin Peterson carries the First Degree Relic of Saint Gianna to be placed in base of the Sculpture of the Shrine.



Gianna Emanuela speech1





Gianna Emanuela addresses the Assembly.


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Gianna Emanuela visits with many parishioners and guests following the Evening Prayer and Dedication.


Gianna Emanuela with families4











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Gianna Emanuela with families








Archbishop & Gianna Emanuela1








Archbishop Gagnon, Gianna Emanuela, John Collier and our Pastor, Fr. Darrin Gurr.





John Collier, Artist







John Collier, the artist who designed and sculpted the statue of Saint Gianna.





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Gianna Emanuela together with the sculpture in honour of her mother, Saint Gianna.



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click:  Video of the Dedication of the Shrine

click:  Saint Gianna, Our Patroness

click:  The Sculpture in the Shrine of Saint Gianna

click:  Winnipeg Free Press article - May 9, 2015

Saint Gianna is one of the Patron Saints of the World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015.
Below is a video biography by Salt&LightTV of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla.

click:  Video "St. Gianna Beretta Molla - Lover of Life"




















































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