The Molla family lived in the building that faced
office and they followed the young doctor's activities with interest.
Their son, Pietro was their joy and pride. He was an engineer and
held the position of technical director. Pietro had several fleeting
encounters with Gianna, which he never forgot. As these encounters
continued to grow, Pietro’s admiration of Gianna also grew
and he began to realize that she completely enchanted him. Yet,
he had not spent any significant time with her to get to know
her better. Finally one day, a mutual acquaintance invited both
them to his first Mass.
The next day, as if to solidify the initial sensation of love,
Pietro wrote in his diary:
“I sense a tranquility that makes
me feel certain of having made a good impression. The Immaculate
Mother has Saint me.”
The young couple began to cross paths more frequently
and they became more important in each other’s lives. They
confided in each other their hopes and dreams and came to understand
other more deeply. They had so many things in common, their fundamental
certainties and the great hope that gave meaning to their lives.
They were truly happy together.