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Friday, July 6, 2007
St. Maria Goretti

Today is the feastday of the young martyr, St. Maria Goretti. Please say a prayer for her intercession today. See the link for my post dedicated to St. Maria Goretti.

Official Prayer to St. Maria Goretti:

Oh Saint Maria Goretti who, strengthened by God's grace, did not hesitate even at the age of twelve to shed your blood and sacrifice life itself to defend your virginal purity, look graciously on the unhappy human race which has strayed far from the path of eternal salvation. Teach us all, and especially youth,with what courage and promptitude we should flee for the love of Jesus anything that could offend Him or stain our souls with sin. Obtain for us from our Lord victory in temptation, comfort in the sorrows of life, and the grace which we earnestly beg of thee (here insert intention), and may we one day enjoy with thee the imperishable glory of Heaven. Amen.


del_button July 6, 2007 at 9:17 PM
Micki said...

I first learned of St. Maria Goretti in 1955. I would pray that all young girls and boys could know her life history. A young person will remember her always. Also love your original post about her life. Thanks for the opportunity to see it again.

del_button July 6, 2007 at 9:22 PM
Seminarian Matthew said...

Micki, thank you for the comment.

del_button July 7, 2007 at 3:38 AM
Mark said...

Hi Matthew,

Have you seen Ma Beck's post in which she talks about St Maria Goretti's mother and the killer?

Incidentally, in a strange twist of fate, I initially learned about St Maria Goretti through rap music ! lol

Best wishes,

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