Happy Monday Saints! To start our week off right, our Campus Minister, Father James Dalton, will be posting different saints each week and reflecting on how they can impact our lives.
Our school bears the name of a young Italian virgin-martyr, St. Maria Goretti. St. Maria Goretti was born to a farming family and her father died when she was nine. Maria took over household duties (cooking, sewing, cleaning) while her mother, brothers, and sister worked in the fields.
The family had to share a house with another family, the Serenellis. One afternoon, Alessandro, the Serenellis’ twenty-year-old son, made sexual advances to Maria when she was twelve years old. When she refused to submit to him, Alessandro stabbed her fourteen times. Maria was taken to the hospital, but she died forgiving him. He was arrested, convicted, and jailed. During imprisonment, he repented. Maria was beatified in 1947, and canonized in 1950.
You can learn more about Saint Maria Goretti Here: loom.ly/T1T18pM
Saint Maria Goretti, pray for us.