Novena to Saint Maria Goretti 2017/ Day 9

Novena to Saint Maria Goretti 2017/ Day 9

Years after Maria's death, when her assailant Alessandro was still in prison, she appeared to him 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. St. Maria led him to God.

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

St. Maria Goretti Novena Prayers - Day 9

St. Maria Goretti, patron of the victims of rape and sexual exploitation, pray for all those who have been so offended. Intercede and pray for their healing, that they may experience comfort and peace. We pray that our society may be able to better protect those who are victimized and abused. We pray also that the perpetrators receive justice, but most of all, for their contrition and conversion. 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, who reigns with you, and with the Holy Spirit, one God for ever. Amen.

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:41
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