Saint of the Day / St Maria Goretti

MariaGorettiIn 1902 at age twelve, Maria was attacked by 19-year-old farm-hand Alessandro Serenelli. He tried to rape the girl who fought, yelled that it was a sin, and that he would go to hell. He tried to choke her into submission, then stabbed her fourteen times. She survived in hospital for two days, forgave her attacker, asked God’s forgiveness of him, and died holding a crucifix and medal of Our Lady.

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One Response to St Maria Goretti

  1. Lucy says:

    This saint should be promoted to young & the old of today for inspiration to lead a meaningful life..

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