Not Prepared to Donate?

Here are 5 ways you can still help Aleteia:

  1. Pray for our team and the success of our mission
  2. Talk about Aleteia in your parish
  3. Share Aleteia content with friends and family
  4. Turn off your ad blockers when you visit
  5. Subscribe to our free newsletter and read us daily
Thank you!
Team Aleteia

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Our Arabic Edition needs your support.
PLEDGE NOW
Aleteia

Saint Maria Goretti, the youngest Saint

SAINT MARIA GORETTI
Scott Olson |GettyImages North America | AFP
Share

Photo of the Day: July 7, 2017

ORLAND PARK, IL : Visitors pray over the remains of Saint Maria Goretti, which were displayed at Saint Francis Assisi Church on October 14, 2015 in Orland Park, Illinois. Saint Maria Goretti, the youngest canonized saint in the Catholic Church, was murdered during an attempted rape by Alessandro Serenelli in 1902. The nearly complete skeletal remains are encased in a wax statue and displayed in a glass-sided casket. The remains are on their first ever tour of the United States.

Photograph by Scott Olson for Getty Images via AFP

Prayer to Saint 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.

Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.
Aleteia Image Department
A Mass for Marriage in England
Aleteia Image Department
The Old Zuni Mission
Aleteia Image Department
The marathon-running priests
Aleteia Image Department
Jubilee of Altar Servers!
Aleteia Image Department
The profession of perpetual vows
Aleteia Image Department
Pope Francis’ new space suit!
Aleteia Image Department
Memento mori
Aleteia Image Department
A 21st Century Abbey
Aleteia Image Department
Saved from the ashes
Aleteia Image Department
Pope Francis and the boys
Aleteia Image Department
Corpus Christi procession in Rome
Aleteia Image Department
The joy of marriage
Aleteia Image Department
Adoremus in aeternum
Aleteia Image Department
King of the Mountain
Aleteia Image Department
Scouts in Adoration
Aleteia Image Department
Twin brothers become twin priests
Aleteia Image Department
Let the children play!
Aleteia Image Department
In prayer and memory
Aleteia Image Department
Roses and smiles
Aleteia Image Department
“Welcome, Bishop Conley!”
Aleteia Image Department
Celebrate the 8th – Ireland
Aleteia Image Department
LIFEFEST UK 2018
Aleteia Image Department
The Blessed Mother in Thailand
Aleteia Image Department
A beautiful day in the Vatican
Aleteia Image Department
A future pope?
Aleteia Image Department
37 Years ago today
Aleteia Image Department
March for Life UK
Aleteia Image Department
A joyful meeting!
Aleteia Image Department
The Fiesta de las Flores y Palmas
Aleteia Image Department
Praying for life in New York City
Aleteia Image Department
On top of the world
Aleteia Image Department
Hail Mary, full of Grace…
Aleteia Image Department
“May the 4th be with you”
Aleteia Image Department
133 Years of perpetual Adoration
Aleteia Image Department
May, the month of Mary
Aleteia Image Department
Easter season in Siberia
Aleteia Image Department
The best medicine
Aleteia Image Department
Holy smokes!
Aleteia Image Department
Vestition
Aleteia Image Department
Pro-life Ireland
Aleteia Image Department
First Holy Communion in Ukraine
Aleteia Image Department
The cell of St. Faustina
Aleteia Image Department
The sun sets on Rio
Aleteia Image Department
Happy birthday, Pope Benedict!
Aleteia Image Department
Our Lady in Rome
Aleteia Image Department
Our Lady of the Gypsies
Aleteia Image Department
The new bishop in town
Aleteia Image Department
The Divine Mercy
Aleteia Image Department
A prayer of thanksgiving
Aleteia Image Department
Holy Week at the Gulf of Naples
Aleteia Image Department
Our Lady in China
Aleteia Image Department
The Way of the Cowboy Priest
Aleteia Image Department
Easter Vigil in the Congo
Aleteia Image Department
Via Crucis on the lake
Aleteia Image Department
Via Crucis – St. John Paul II
Aleteia Image Department
Called to serve – Holy Thursday
Aleteia Image Department
Fatima at 90 years
Aleteia Image Department
Palm Sunday in Nicaragua
Aleteia Image Department
Antonio Banderas in Malaga
Aleteia Image Department
ON LOCATION: Jim Caviezel
Aleteia Image Department
Our Lady of Navigators
Aleteia offers you this space to comment on articles. This space should always reflect Aleteia values.
[See Comment Policy]

Millions of readers from around the world — including thousands of middle-eastern Christians — count on Aleteia for information, inspiration and encouragement. Please consider helping to underwrite this edition with a small donation.