Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences Renaming

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla in her garden.

A Worthy Cause of Critical Importance

The family of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla has given permission to name the School of Health Sciences at the University of Mary for their mother!

Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, for whom Saint Gianna gave her life, was personally on campus for the university’s Candlelight Gala on All Saints' Day, November 1, 2019.

She visited Mary’s world-class School of Health Sciences, featuring:

  • 1,200+ health care students
  • 30+ top-rated academic programs (including doctorate degrees in nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy)
  • 60+ professors, who were able to hear Dr. Gianna Emanuela’s testimony about her mother’s heroic and saintly witness, “for Life!”
  • The #1 Nursing Program in America in 2021 (of 2,145 programs in the nation!)

The story of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla narrated by University of Mary President Msgr. James Shea.

Forming Health Care Leaders of Moral Courage 

By expanding the school under the patronage of Saint Gianna, and through new programs and state-of-the-art facilities, the University of Mary will profoundly deepen our impact on the world of both Catholic and secular health care. We endeavor to be the best School of Health Sciences in America for the education of competent and compassionate health care leaders of moral courage.

Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences Dedication & Celebration

On October 4, 2022, the University of Mary will officially re-dedicate the School of Health Sciences under the patronage of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla — the date of the Saint's 100th birthday!

We are eager to honor Saint Gianna alongside all of our friends and supporters. More details on the celebration, which will begin on October 2, 2022, will be posted here soon.

Faculty and staff of the Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences share what the renaming means to them.