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St. Maria Goretti Comments

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. Orombi Deogracious
    2 years ago

    i wish i was Baby Goretti. anyway may the good lord bless her and all her people

  2. Lazarini
    2 years ago

    Aunque en realidad no soy par nada una buena persona no hace mucho que me convertí, real y convencidamente al catolicismo, con todas mis faltas y errores. Mis primeros mentores fueron Cristo y la Virgen María, pero después llegó a mí San Martín de Porres he hizo muchos milagros por mí y me demostró son un verdadero y real amigo y hermano. Sin embargo me siguen venciendo la mayoría de mis faltas humanas. Siempre suelo tener una estampa de Sn. Marín en mi cartera, pero soy muy propenso a regalarlas tan pronto veo que alguien lo necesita igual que yo. Como ya no me había llegado más imágenes sentí que quizás Sn. Martín me estaba abandonando, yo sabía que sobraban razones para que lo hiciera, así que el domingo 3 julio 2011 fuí a misa y pasé por una estatua de Sn Martín y le pregunté si ya me había abandonado. Cuando dí pocos pasos tome un volante en donde hablaba de Santa María Goretti, leí su historia y me llamó mucho la atención, tuve ese volante por un rato en mi posesión y fue justamente el 6 de julio -su día- cuando yo sin saber ví su película y entendí que San Martín me había cedido a la custodia y guía de esta Santita, al ver esta película me pude identificar plenamente con Alessandro su asesino. Y de alguna manera sé que Santa Maria Goretti se ha responsabilizado por mí ahora y está trabajando para enderesar mi torcida manera de ser, en pro de mi propia alma. Ahora Santa María Goretti es mi campeoncita y la que -si Dios nos lo permite- me llevará por esta vida hasta que mis heridas se curen y mi alma se purifique y fortalezca y quiero poner de mi parte para que ella pueda ofrecer un nuevo triunfo de amor para Dios. Creo que para 2 ó 3 semanas que me he encomendado a ella, ya veo efectivos cambios en mis ser que no creí que llegarían. Dios bendiga a Marietta Goretti y a todos los que en ella confíen su camino. ¡Nos vemos en el paraiso todos juntos fratellini!

  3. Joseph santiago CMF
    2 years ago

    St.Maria Goretti pray for us...You know what is purity, chastity and modesty. you value them a lot as christian virtues. You were not easily carried away by the worldly emotions and feelings.Who had a healthy, mature, pious and God fearing family background. you had dedicated your virginity to Christ our Lord alone. you were a ordinary girl with extraordinary Power to conquer sin and impurity. You know what is right and what is wrong. You were a wise girl. We are beautiful but have no wisdom and fear of God. Help us to respect others and love without selfishness and hidden plan.Make our hearts pure and overcome temptations and lust.

  4. Anthony
    2 years ago

    thanx for the inspiration you give to the youth,help teach my missionary children the way to live and guide them in the way of forgiveness...intercede for me to have wisdom to teach them and help them through their teenage years...Amen.

  5. arlene
    2 years ago

    Happy Feastday St. Maria! I remember reading the book about you, In Graments of Red I think was the name of it. I loved it and all of my daughters read it. One of my daughters took your name at confirmation. Please watch over us all and bless my grandchildren.

  6. Cece
    2 years ago

    Dearest Saint, I don't know you very much yet but am looking forward to learning more about you and trying to copy your faith. Pray for me and my family.

  7. Gabriela V
    2 years ago

    Please help me forgive him...both of them.

  8. Maria goretti Obi
    2 years ago

    Maria Goretti is my patron saint. I am proud to bear her name.

  9. Eno
    2 years ago


    How many of us would have taken Maria's difficult/hard decision?

  10. anthony uk
    2 years ago

    What an unbelivable human being. the essence of purity and forgiveness. Blessed be God in all His angels and saints.

    Anthony Uk

  11. Joseph Mathew
    2 years ago

    Dear Maria Goretti,
    You are my favorite saint since childhood days. Though I shall turn 63 next month, you are still my favorite! Please pray for me.

  12. nkemjika
    2 years ago

    I love to bear the name Maria Goretti because her life inspired me so much.

  13. Bertrand
    2 years ago

    I always find the story of Maria Goretti very encouraging esp at this time when our purity as young people is at the greatest assault. I'm going to share her life during our legion of mary meeting (junior) this week.

  14. lyka
    2 years ago

    i love and i like her because she is very kind and forgiving.....

  15. jasmine
    2 years ago

    I looooooooooove saint maria! It would be nice if everyone was like her

  16. tayla
    2 years ago

    she truly is an amazing person . she had been through so much and still found it in her heart to forgive him . she is a true saint <3

  17. Willing to help
    2 years ago

    this is such a touching story so that's why i chose her as my confirmation name :)

  18. Cáit
    2 years ago

    i am getting confirmed this year in May. Im so excited! I chose Maria Goretti as my patron saint :D

  19. Katy
    2 years ago

    I look up to you Maria Gorgtti

  20. Sarah
    2 years ago

    Thanks for providing this article. I as well have chosen St. Maria Goretti as my Confirmation patron.

    I do have one problem with this article, though. "She is called a martyr because she fought against Alexander's attempts at sexual assault." This isn't really accurate. If it were, Maria would have been canonized for what any other girl in her situation would have done.. resisting violation. Actually, what made her a saint was her MOTIVE in resisting Alessandro. It was her rare horror of sin and love for God, instead of a mere fear for herself. It was her unselfish lifestyle which gave her the discipline and strength she needed to remain steadfast for God. And, BECAUSE she loved God so much, she loved Alessandro, and that is why she forgave him.
    Beautiful girl! <3


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