St. Maria Goretti


St. Maria Goretti
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Maria Goretti was born in 1890 at Corinaldo, a small village in Italy, was a happy and obedient child. When she was nine years old, her father died. Maria prayed each day for the strength to follow Jesus and avoid serious sin. Her devotion was simple and in keeping with her age, but the courage and fidelity in walking long distances to the nearest town to learn her Catechism indicated her solid character. The greatest test of her life was swift and sudden but not unannounced for two other occasions a young man of eighteen named Alexander tried to force Maria to sin. She refused, saying, I would rather die than sin.”
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