Alessandro Serenelli working as a Lay Brother in a Franciscan Capuchin monastery in Italy.

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

Yesterday, I had the privilege of venerating the first class relics of St. Maria Goretti, the youngest canonized saint in the Catholic Church. While the time with her relics was brief due to the crowds, it was still a powerful experience.

The Story of St. Maria Goretti and Alessandro Serenelli

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

(Maria Goretti murderer) Alessandro Serenelli in 1950 ~"FOURTEEN MAJOR WOUNDS"  "..Maria had suffered 14 major wounds and two contusions. The operation lasted two hours. Afterwards, she was in agony with nothing to relieve the pain. She worried about her mother, brothers and sisters but, most of all, about her abuser and attacker: “Poor Alessandro. He’s going to go to hell.”...

A Catholic Citizen in America: Maria Goretti's Killer, Alessandro Serenelli: Sometimes People Change

Assunta Goretti and Alessandro Serenelli together.

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

Assunta Goretti, mother of St. Maria Goretti, and Alessandro Serenelli, the man…

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A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

Maria Goretti The Real Face of a Martyr: Saint Maria Goretti The beautiful young girl wearing the head scarf in the middle of this photograph is said to be none other than Saint Maria.

Mercy is Falling - The Maria Goretti Story

Mercy is Falling - The Maria Goretti Story

Mercy is Falling - The Maria Goretti Story: Youngest saint; Final moments, intercession after death in prison, and her mother's forgiveness.

Alessandro Serenelli, now a reformed man, venerating an image of the girl who he killed - St. Maria Goretti

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

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A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

A Story of Great Mercy: St.

Alessandro Serenelli (1882 - 1970)

"I ask pardon of the world of the outrage done to the martyr Maria Goretti and to purity. I exhort everyone to keep away from immoral shows, from dangers, from occasions that can lead to sin." ~Alessandro Serenelli, from his deathbed in 1970

Handwritten note from Alessandro Serenelli about his conversion in prison

Handwritten note from Alessandro Serenelli about his conversion in prison

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli | Get Fed | A Catholic Blog to Feed Your Faith

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

Canonisation of St Maria Goretti by Pope Pius XII

Photo of St. Maria Goretti attributed to February 13, 1902, about five months before her death.

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

July St Maria Goretti Photo of St. Maria Goretti attributed to February about five months before her death.

"Farm House in Le Ferriere, Italy, where St Maria Goretti was stabbed at 3 pm July 5, 1902 - The Goretti family lived on the left side, and Giovanni and Alessandro Serenelli lived on the right side while the central kitchen was shared ."

"Farm House in Le Ferriere, Italy, where St Maria Goretti was stabbed at 3 pm July 1902 - The Goretti family lived on the left side, and Giovanni and Alessandro Serenelli lived on the right side while the central kitchen was shared .

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