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St. Maria Goretti was 11 years old when her 20 year old next neighbor Alessandro demanded her virginity by threatening her with violence. She was able to prevent him from violating her but in result she was stabbed fourteen times. She managed to live a few more days in the hospital. Her last words were, “I forgive Alessandro Serenelli … and I want him with me in heaven forever.” While Alessandro was in prison, St. Maria Goretti appeared to him in a dream offering him flowers. When he woke up…

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Saint Maria Goretti - the patron saint of chastity, rape victims, youth, teenage girls, poverty, purity and forgiveness. Feast day - July 6.

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from Steubenville Press

Saint Maria Goretti Explained Poster

Saint Maria Goretti Explained Poster! Adorn a locker, classroom, dorm room, or workspace with this beautiful, high-quality, glossy poster!

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Saint of the day: St. John Paul II venerating the sacred body of St. Maria Goretti shortly after his election as Supreme Pontiff in July 1979. Maria Goretti is unique in that she is the youngest canonized saint in the Church. She died tragically on July 6, 1902, at the age of eleven.

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please like the facebook page that i made for St. Maria Goretti! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saint-Maria-Goretti/846459418746371?sk=timeline

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Pray4Us2day #Saint Maria Goretti (Jul. 6) - Martyr, her mother and murderer attended canonization! Patron of rape and crime victims.

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