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St. Maria Goretti

July 6 marks the feast day of St. Maria Goretti, a young virgin and martyr whose life is an example of purity and mercy for all Christians. St. Maria Goretti is best known for her commitment to purity and the courageous defense of her faith at the young age of

Staff Report The major relics of St. Maria Goretti are on a “Pilgrimage of Mercy” to the United States, an effort on the part of the Holy See to prepare and catechize the U.S. for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that begins Dec. 8. The relics will stop near Cincinnati