Curatio: Apostolate of Catholic Health Care Professionals

Curatio Apostolate

Curatio Apostolate

Curatio members include all those who care for the sick: doctors, nurses, nursing home, hospice and clinic professionals.    

Instruments of healing

Instruments of healing

Profession, vocation and mission meet and, in the Christian vision of life and health, they are mutually integrated.

Being Christ to others

Being Christ to others

As we restore our relationship with the sick to one of solidarity and compassion, we respect the inherent dignity of the human person.

Good Samaritans

Good Samaritans

Like the Good Samaritan  we care for our ‘neighbor in need” seeing Christ in others and being Christ for others.

St. Gianna our patron

St. Gianna our patron

We celebrate St. Gianna as a witness to the Gospel of Life, with prayer and fellowship on her Feast Day.

Daily prayer life

Daily prayer life

Members help each other grow in love for Christ and support each other through prayer, liturgy, fellowship and educational opportunities.

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First Friday's of every month are dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and vitally important to us in Curatio, as our mission and vision in health care is "Healing from the Heart of Christ." Prayer and developing a loving relationship with Christ is foundational to our apostolate. Curatio's Chaplain, Father Allan Paul Eilen will offer Mass for the intentions and for the mission of Curatio on Friday, May 1st.


If you have any prayer requests please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Every day of the week a Curatio member offers a Holy Hour for your prayer intentions as well. 


All Working Moms~ Physician's~ All Health Care Professionals ~Married
Couples~ All Women ~ Expectant Moms~ All Families ~All Are Invited To Honor St Gianna!

Come and Celebrate Feast of St Gianna Monday April 27, 2015 at St. Raphael's Catholic Church~ Mass at 5:30 pm! 

Celebrant will be Curatio's Chaplain Father Allan Paul Eilen concelebrated with Pastor Fr. Michael Izen.

Location:  7301 Bass Lake Rd, Crystal MN. (763) 537-8401.

Pizza to follow! RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you can bring a bottle of wine or dessert! Free will donation will be taken. 

Sponsored by Curatio Apostolate of Catholic Healthcare Professionals


Prayer of St Gianna

God our Father we praise You and we bless you because in Saint Gianna Beretta Molla you have given us one who witnessed to the Gospel as a young women, as a wife, as a mother, and as a doctor. We thank you because through the gift of her life we can learn to welcome and honor every human person. 

You, Lord Jesus, were for Gianna a splendid example.

She learned to recognize you in the beauty of nature.

As she was questioning her choice of vocation she went in search of you and the best way to serve you.

Through her married love she became a sign of your love for the Church and for humanity.

Like you, the Good Samaritan, she cared for everyone who was sick, small or weak.

Following your example, out of love she gave herself entirely, generating new life.

Holy Spirit, Source of every perfection, give us wisdom, intelligence, and courage so that, following the example of Saint Gianna and through her intercession, we may know how to place ourselves at the service of each person we meet in our personal, family and professional lives, and thus grow in love and holiness.




Quotes from St Gianna Beretta Molla :

"Our body is a cenacle, a monstrance: through its crystal the world should see God" 


“Love and sacrifice are closely linked, like the sun and the light. We cannot love without suffering and we cannot suffer without love.


St Gianna Beretta Molla was a physician, a working mom, professional woman, and a loving wife.

She has now been raised to the altar in heaven and provides particular inspiration to all those who experience the constant demands and confusing signals that our current culture places on us.

She represents all mothers... A mother has finally arrived".



Saint Gianna Beretta Molla (October 4, 1922 – April 28, 1962) was an Italian pediatrician, wife and mother who is best known for refusing both an abortion and a hysterectomy when she was pregnant with her fourth child, despite knowing that continuing with the pregnancy could result in her death. She was canonized as a Saint of the Catholic Church in 2004.


Gianna Beretta Molla was born in Magenta, Italy as the tenth of thirteen children in her family, only nine of whom reached adulthood. When she was three, her family moved to Bergamo, and she grew up in the Lombardy region of Italy. In 1942, Gianna began her study of medicine in Milan. She received a medical diploma in 1949, and opened an office in Mesero, where she specialized in pediatrics.


In December 1954, Gianna met Pietro Molla, an engineer who worked in her office. They were officially engaged the following April, and they married in September 1955. They welcomed the births of their children Pierluigi, in 1956, Mariolina, in 1957, and Laura in 1959.


In 1961, Gianna was pregnant again. During the second month, Gianna developed a fibroma on her uterus. After examination, the doctors gave her three choices: an abortion, a complete hysterectomy, or removal of only the fibroma. Gianna opted for the removal of the fibroma, wanting to preserve her child’s life.


Gianna clearly expressed her wishes to her family saying, “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, Holy Saturday of that year, Gianna went to the hospital, where her fourth child, Gianna Emanuela, was successfully delivered by Caesarean section. However, Gianna continued to have severe pain, and died of septic peritonitis 7 days after the birth.


Gianna was beatified by Pope John Paul II on April 24, 1994, and canonized on May 16, 2004. Gianna’s husband Pietro, and their children Laura, Pierluigi & Gianna, were present at the canonization ceremony, the first time in the history of the Church that a husband witnessed his wife’s canonization. In his homily at her canonization Mass, Pope John Paul II called Gianna “a simple, but more than ever, significant messenger of divine love.”


The miracle recognized by the Catholic Church to canonize Gianna Molla involved a mother, Elizabeth Comparini, who had complications around her 16th week of pregnancy. She prayed to Gianna Molla, asker for her intercession in the life of her child, who was healthy when delivered despite the premature date.



 Saint Gianna is the Patron Saint of Mothers, Unborn Children and the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia

(The Holy Father will visit Philadelphia September 25 – 27, 2015 to participate in the closing events of the Eighth World Meeting of Families.!)




Click here to read the article ‘Sharing in the Passion of Christ in Health Care’


Listen to Father Allan Paul Eilen’s Homily

Read Father Allan Paul Eilen’s Homily

The 23rd World Day of the Sick is a day set aside by the Holy Father to pray for the sick and to honor health care professionals and caregivers.  Pope Francis invites all people of goodwill to reflect upon: “I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame” (Job 29:15) and in doing so to consider “sapientia cordis” – the wisdom of the heart… (And it) means being with our brothers and sisters.  Time spent with the sick is holy time.”  


If you  are interested in reading  more of the Holy Father’s message see :   MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 23rd WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2015

Questions about any of our events, or ideas you have to help us in our mission, Please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Every First Friday Curatio’s Chaplain Father Allan Paul Eilen offers Mass for the intentions and for the mission of Curatio. If you have any prayer request email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Father will include those intentions. We have Curatio members who offer a Holy Hour one day a week for Curatio- they also will include your prayer intentions.