A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

Alessandro Serenelli, now a reformed man, venerating an image of the girl who he killed - St. Maria Goretti

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

The Story of St. Maria Goretti and Alessandro Serenelli

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

Maria Goretti, 1890-1902, is a martyr of the Roman Catholic Church, one of the youngest canonized saints. She died from multiple stab wounds inflicted by her attempted rapist after she refused to submit to him. After his release, Alessandro Serenelli visited Maria's still-living mother, Assunta, and begged her forgiveness. Serenelli later became a laybrother of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, living in a monastery and working as its receptionist and gardener until dying peacefully in…

Maria Goretti The Real Face of a Martyr: Saint Maria Goretti The beautiful young girl wearing the head scarf in the middle of this photograph is said to be none other than Saint Maria.

Life of Saint Maria Goretti | As seen at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe , in La Crosse, WI.

Mercy is Falling - The Maria Goretti Story: Youngest saint; Final moments, intercession after death in prison, and her mother's forgiveness.

Alessandro Serenelli working as a Lay Brother in a Franciscan Capuchin monastery in Italy.

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

(Maria Goretti murderer) Alessandro Serenelli in 1950 ~"FOURTEEN MAJOR WOUNDS"  "..Maria had suffered 14 major wounds and two contusions. The operation lasted two hours. Afterwards, she was in agony with nothing to relieve the pain. She worried about her mother, brothers and sisters but, most of all, about her abuser and attacker: “Poor Alessandro. He’s going to go to hell.”...

A Catholic Citizen in America: Maria Goretti's Killer, Alessandro Serenelli: Sometimes People Change

A Story of Great Mercy and Forgiveness. The story of St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

Photo of St. Maria Goretti attributed to February 13, 1902, about five months before her death.

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

July St Maria Goretti Photo of St. Maria Goretti attributed to February about five months before her death.

Dunmore Cave: The Confession of Alessandro Serenelli, 1961

I'm nearly 80 years old. I'm about to depart. Looking back at my past, I can see that in my early youth, I chose a bad path which led m.

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A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

Alessandro Serenelli

"I ask pardon of the world of the outrage done to the martyr Maria Goretti and to purity. I exhort everyone to keep away from immoral shows, from dangers, from occasions that can lead to sin." ~Alessandro Serenelli, from his deathbed in 1970

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

A Story of Great Mercy: St. Maria Goretti & Alessandro Serenelli

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