Maria Goretti, 1890-1902, is a martyr of the Roman Catholic Church, one of the youngest canonized saints. She died from multiple stab wounds inflicted by her attempted rapist after she refused to submit to him. After his release, Alessandro Serenelli visited Maria's still-living mother, Assunta, and begged her forgiveness. Serenelli later became a laybrother of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, living in a monastery and working as its receptionist and gardener until dying peacefully in…

Maria Goretti, 1890-1902, is a martyr of the Roman Catholic Church, one of the youngest canonized saints. She died from multiple stab wounds inflicted by her attempted rapist after she refused to submit to him. After his release, Alessandro Serenelli visited Maria's still-living mother, Assunta, and begged her forgiveness. Serenelli later became a laybrother of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, living in a monastery and working as its receptionist and gardener until dying peacefully in…

Mercy is Falling - The Maria Goretti Story

Mercy is Falling - The Maria Goretti Story

Portrait by Noah Buchanan depicting Alessandro receiving St. Maria’s forgiveness at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadaupe, La Cross, Wisconsin.

St Maria Goretti patron of Crime victims, teenage girls, modern youth, Children of Mary

St Maria Goretti patron of Crime victims, teenage girls, modern youth, Children of Mary

Saint of the Day – 6 July – St Maria Goretti – Virgin and Martyr, known as “Saint Agnes of the 20th Century” (16 October 1890 at Corinaldo, Ancona, Italy – choked and stabbed to death during a rape attempt on 6 July 1902 at the age of 12.)   She was Canonised on 24 June 1950 by Pope Pius XII    The ceremony was attended by 250,000 including her mother, the only time a parent has witnessed her child’s canonization.   Patronages – against poverty, against the death of parents, .....

Saint of the Day – 6 July – St Maria Goretti – Virgin and Martyr, known as “Saint Agnes of the 20th Century” (16 October 1890 at Corinaldo, Ancona, Italy – choked and stabbed to death during a rape attempt on 6 July 1902 at the age of 12.) She was Canonised on 24 June 1950 by Pope Pius XII The ceremony was attended by 250,000 including her mother, the only time a parent has witnessed her child’s canonization. Patronages – against poverty, against the death of parents, .....

My Supernatural Experience with St. Maria Goretti | Get Fed | A Catholic Blog to Feed Your Faith

My Supernatural Experience with St. Maria Goretti

My Supernatural Experience with St. Maria Goretti | Get Fed | A Catholic Blog to Feed Your Faith

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