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