July 6, 2017

Saint Maria Goretti on the Love of Christ

Saint Maria Goretti
He loves, He hopes, He waits. Our Lord prefers to wait Himself for the sinner for years rather than keep us waiting an instant.
—  St. Maria Goretti
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Prayer for St. Maria Goretti's Intercession

Almighty God, author if innocence and lover of 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 courage, so we, too, may be firm in obeying your commandments. Through Jesus Christ who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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