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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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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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Consuming the Word & The Lamb's Supper (2 Book Set)

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

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Saintly Inspirations

"The Holy Eucharist is the perfect expression of the love of Jesus Christ for man." ~ St. Maria Goretti

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Glacier Stones - St. Mary Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana | by Jeff Jessing on 500px

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