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St. Maria Goretti

July 6

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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of July, repeating indefinitely

(1890-1902)

After being stabbed by her 18-year-old attacker, Maria forgave him the next day before dying, saying: “I forgive Alessandro Serenelli…and I want him with me in heaven forever.” While in prison, he was visited by her in a dream in which she expressed forgiveness and urged him to turn to Christ. When she was canonized in 1950, he attended, a changed man. MariaGoretti.com has a nice page on “How to Forgive,” which is a great angle to take on this child saint.

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July 6
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