Tuesday, October 21, 2008

St. Maria Goretti


Last year, Sophia dressed up as St. Maria Goretti at her All Saint's party at school and I think she got to dress up for Mass, too. I took pictures with Ray's APS camera, but the shutter didn't work and so the film was sadly blank.
(For Halloween, the night before, she went as Tinkerbell.) Here is the official prayer of St. Maria Goretti:

Oh Saint Maria Goretti who, strengthened by God's grace, did not hesitate even at the age of twelve to shed your blood and sacrifice life itself to defend your virginal purity, look graciously on the unhappy human race which has strayed far from the path of eternal salvation. Teach us all, and especially youth,with what courage and promptitude we should flee for the love of Jesus anything that could offend Him or stain our souls with sin. Obtain for us from our Lord victory in temptation, comfort in the sorrows of life, and the grace which we earnestly beg of thee (here insert intention), and may we one day enjoy with thee the imperishable glory of Heaven. Amen.

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