The next novena we will pray is to a saint known as, “the little saint of great mercy.”
The next novena is: The Novena to St. Maria Goretti!
We will start praying on Wednesday, June 27th.
St. Maria Goretti is one of the youngest canonized saints in the Church. When she was canonized in 1950, more people attended her canonization Mass than any other at that point in time.
And when you learn more about her story, it’s not hard to understand why…
Maria died when she was only 11 years old after her neighbor attempted to rape her, and after her refusing, he brutally stabbed her numerous times.
She died the next day, but not before saying these last words:
“I forgive Alessandro Serenelli (her attacker)… and I want him with me in heaven forever.”
St. Maria is known as the Patroness of Purity. She’s also the patron of the youth and rape victims. It’s been said that her greatest virtue was giving forgiveness to her attacker even in the midst of suffering horrible physical pain. Therefore, she’s known for her intercession for mercy, forgiveness and love.
St. Maria Goretti is also known as a miracle & wonder-worker.
We hope you will join us in praying this novena!
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That’s also where you can learn more about St. Maria Goretti, her story, and how her forgiveness and mercy eventually led to the conversion of her attacker.
We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you!
God bless you!
John-Paul & Annie – PrayMoreNovenas.com