Remarks about St. Maria Goretti

Remarkable about her age…

Most twelve year old girls want to have nothing to do with big, stinky, rude, violent boys. No twelve year old girl wants to be raped. But not every twelve year old would consciously prefer death and not every young virgin would conscientiously warn her attacker, “No! It is a sin! God does not want it!” Moreover, few people of any age would have the spiritual maturity to say on their deathbeds “I forgive him for the love of Jesus, and I pray that he may come with me to Paradise.”

Remarkable about her attacker…

Alessandro Serenelli reconciled with Maria’s mother and attended “his little saint’s” canonization in 1950, the first time that the mother and the murderer of a saint did so. He later became a laybrother of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, living in a monastery and working as its receptionist and gardener until death peacefully in 1970.

Remarkable about her admirers…

They love her so much that they even like these images of her:

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