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Born in Corinaldo, Ancona, Italy, on October 16 1890; her farmworker father moved his family to Ferrier di Conca, near Anzio. Her father died of malaria and her mother had to struggle to feed her children. In 1902 an eighteen-year-old neighbor, Alexander, grabbed her from her steps and tried to rape her. When Maria said that she would rather died than submit, Alexander began stabbing her with a knife. As she lay in the hospital, she ... Continue Reading

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  1. lisa delaney
    2 years ago

    my mother has st.maria goretti relic an it has cured many people .

  2. bizmark
    2 years ago

    In times of my need you help me and my family, we promise to interseed through you always.

  3. Martina
    2 years ago

    Please be with me and my family always xxx

  4. Joseph Mathew
    2 years ago

    St. Maria Goretti, You are an inspiration and a role model of virtue for all of us. Please pray for us

  5. chet bas
    2 years ago

    happy feast day St. Goretti. please help to protect all children from harm and abuse. thank you

  6. christie
    2 years ago

    Dear st Maria Goretti, today's Gospel tells us of Matthew's calling, after which Jesus ate and drank with tax collectors. In the conversation which followed Jesus told off the people who accused Him of being in the company of sinners. Our Lord's answer reminds me of the many times I have put sacrifice ahead of mercy. Now after all these years, in my old age I recall how often I had dealt my children without mercy, thinking that discipline was the greater of the two. St. Maria Goretti, help me to repent and to make up for all the missed opportunites. I now realise more than ever that mercy is greater than sacrifice. I pray that Jesus will make all things right. Amen.

  7. christie
    2 years ago

    St. Maria Goretti, I heard of ever since I was a ten year old. Your name and story of virtue, suffering and forgiveness stays for ever in my mind and especially today on your feast day. I love you dear saint. You will always remain one of my favourtie saints. Pray for us from Heaven and guide our daily actions, our all our long term decisions. Amen.

  8. dara
    2 years ago

    i go to school in saint mary's academy of capiz (philiphinnes)im grade 5 our school is a catholic school and my classroom's called grade 5 saint maria goretti.she is so awesome....

  9. odemari
    2 years ago

    Maria Goreti has always inspired my life. Hearing her story when I was fourteen, changed my life and she has been my guardian and patron in the strangle to live a chastity life. Please Maria pick for me a flower of holiness from the garden of heaven.

  10. Emma
    2 years ago

    What an amazing girl. I chose her for my confirmation saint!
    God bless Maria Goretti!

  11. Anthony Mendes
    2 years ago

    Maria Goretti must be introduced in Christian schools among young girls and boys. It's a story of loving God, keeping his commandments and forgiveness.
    God is the source but His Spirit shined through such people like Maria.

  12. Philomena
    2 years ago

    What an inspiring life she lived. I pray God to give us the zeal and grace to imitate her chastity.

  13. Rose
    2 years ago

    i love this should read st agatha that is sad

  14. mel
    2 years ago

    definatly my confirmation name

  15. liliane
    2 years ago

    maria goretti hed a great hert and i plan to have one just as hers that is why i am choosing her to be my confirmation saint. yay!!!!!!!! and not only did she forgive the man but she cared fo him

  16. Ashley
    2 years ago

    Maria Goretti is a truly inspiring person. I hope I can be just like her someday. It took a lot of bravery and faith to stand up to Alessandro even though he had a ten inch dagger. She is the most inspiring I probably will ever read about. I'm a seventh grader this year and even though I won't go to comfirmation until next year my religion teacher wants us to write our reports now, and she is going to be m confirmation saint!

  17. Sara
    2 years ago

    I chose this name before i even knew anything about her now that i know about her I'm so glad i chose this name her story is so inspiring and how she forgave her attacker is so great I can't wait to be confirmed and her name will forever be a part of me :))))))

  18. Alan
    2 years ago

    I just came home from church and we had a whole collection of relics visiting our parish. We heard the story about St. Maria Goretti and the miracles that have been given to those who prayed to her. I asked that she interceed for a young man named Mark that I visit when I bring communion to a seniors residence. He is bedridden and much less than half the age of everyone else there. I'm looking forward to seeing him and praying for a miraculous healing. Please pray for Mark as well. God Bless.

  19. Monica
    2 years ago


  20. Taylor
    2 years ago

    I've been looking for a saint to have for my confirmation name.... I think i found her! :D

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