Unexpected Gift A Life Night on Saint Gianna and the Sacrament of Matrimony About This Life Night This Life Night begins with a three-legged race that demonstrates the importance of working together to reach a common goal. The Proclaim teaches that the Sacrament of Matrimony is a vocation, which requires a complete gift of self. Saint Gianna is a perfect example of giving of herself as a wife, mother, and doctor, and giving the ultimate gift of her very own life. The Break gives the teens the opportunity to journal about how well they are giving of themselves in their current relationships and how they might improve. The Send allows the teens to pray with one of the love letters between Gianna and Pietro and then write a love letter to a family member that has loved them. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is for teens to understand that a vocation to the Sacrament of Matrimony requires a complete gift of self – a love that is able to sacrifice for others – through the life and witness of St. Gianna. Catechism # 1604 # 1644 Scripture Matthew 19:6 John 15:13 Ephesians 5:21 -33 Key Concepts – The Sacrament of Matrimony is a vocation of total selfgift to one’s spouse and assisting any children one is blessed with in their journey towards Heaven. – Saint Gianna is a wonderful example of what it means to be a gift of self to one’s family, in one’s profession, and in all aspects of one’s life. She is also a profound example of what it means to give the ultimate gift of life for another. – We are called to learn what it means to make ourselves a gift to those around us right now. This will prepare us for our future vocation, no matter what it may be. Key Terms The Sacrament of Matrimony Gift of Self End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full version of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.