The 11 Year Old Saint

On JULY 6th the Church remembers the life of a saint who died at only 11 years old!

St MARIA GORETTI was born in 1890 and died in 1902. She was an extremely beautiful and talented girl, but also kind to others and faithful to her Catholic faith. Maria was the victim of a terrible attack because she wouldn’t do what somebody else wanted her to do because she knew it was wrong. She begged her attacker to stop so that they would not sin and wound their own soul but they continued and Maria later died of her injuries. Before dying, she specifically forgave her attacker. Maria’s mother was present at her canonisation in 1950.

When we are young it can be so tempting to do what other’s say just to fit in. We ask St Maria Goretti to pray for all young people today.  Our Father…

Think: How can you encourage the young people you know to always be themselves?


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