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…
Assunta Goretti, mother of St. Maria Goretti, and Alessandro Serenelli, the man who murdered her daughter. After his release from prison he sought forgiveness and mercy from Maria's mother. She granted it and adopted Alessandro as her own son. Now one of the most famous stories of mercy in the Catholic Church.
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.
Hoewel het nog steeds de jaar van genade, we dachten dat deze volgende noveen misschien zeer geschikt: een noveen, "de kleine heilige van grote genade." De volgende noveen die we bidden is de noveen St. Maria Goretti! Wij zullen beginnen op maandag, 27 juni bidden.