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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…

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St. Maria Goretti - one of the youngest canonized saints ever. Patronness of children and purity.


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.


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