July 5, 2016

Novena to Saint Maria Goretti | 2016 | Day 9

St. Maria Goretti

July 5, 2016

Years after Maria's death, when Alessandro (her attacker) was in prison, Maria appeared to Alessandro in a dream, and forgave him once more. From that day forward, Alessandro experienced a conversion, repented of his sins, and went on to live a holy life, eventually becoming a Franciscan lay brother.

Today we pray for the healing of those who have been sexually assaulted as well as for the contrition and conversion of their attackers.

Day 9 - The St. Maria Goretti Novena

O St. Maria Goretti, patron of victims of rape, please pray for all those who have been sexually assaulted. Please pray for their healing, for comfort, and for peace for them. Please pray that we, as a society, may be able to better protect those who are victimized. Please pray for justice for their attackers, but most of all, for their contrition and conversion.

Please pray also for (mention your intentions here).

Amen.

O God, author of innocence and chastity, who bestowed the grace of martyrdom on your handmaid, the Virgin Saint Maria Goretti, in her youth, grant, we pray, through her intercession, that, as you gave her a crown for her steadfastness, so we, too, may be firm in obeying your commandments. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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