Saint Maria Goretti Guild
The Saint Maria Goretti Guild begins in January of 2017. Members may be enrolled in the guild and receive the benefit of being remembered in a Shrine Mass every third Monday of the month for one year.
The Shrine honors Saint Maria Goretti as a patron of purity, the youth, and for foregiveness.
Saint Maria Goretti was a young girl who lived in Lazio, Italy. She was known for her loving and kind spirit and complete devotion to God. When she was eleven years old a neighboring farm boy made inappropriate advances and attempted to assault her. She courageously stood up to him, protecting her purity, but was stabbed by him during the attack. On her deathbed, the following day, she forgave her attacker. Saint Maria Goretti is a model of chastity and forgiveness.
Saint Maria Goretti is considered a model of mercy and courage. A young saint, she is a most powerful intercessor for young people today, especially for those struggling to guard their dignity in secular society.
A card can be sent to you upon request so that you may send it to the enrollee.