St. Maria Goretti: In Garments All Red
St. Maria Goretti: In Garments All Red is the best biography of St. Maria Goretti in the English language. This newly released edition, with a Foreword written by Fr. Carlos Martins, tells her beautiful story in a marvelous and engaging manner. Released in late 2015, it has quickly become one of the most popular saint biographies in history.
Maria Goretti was 11 years old when she was faced with that momentous decision by her hulking 20-year-old neighbor: sin or death. Maria’s answer to her assailant was clear: “No! No! It is a sin! God does not want this!” Alessandro Serenelli stabbed Maria 14 times, and little Maria became, in the words of Pope St. John Paul II, the first martyr of history’s most bloody century.
Here is the beautiful true story of Maria’s virtuous life that led to her heroic choice. It relates of the Goretti family’s terrible poverty, Maria’s First Holy Communion, her great maturity in shouldering adult responsibilities, her heroic forgiveness of her murderer, her lingering death, then finally her public elevation to sainthood in 1950--in the presence of her mother, her family, and the largest crowd ever before seen at a Catholic event--over half a million people.
St. Maria Goretti: In Garments All Red is suitable for both adolescent and adult readers. All are inspired by St. Maria Goretti’s purity and love of God, and by the astounding strength of her mercy, one which snatched a murderous soul from the clutches of hell into an awe-inspiring conversion.
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press
Dimensions: 4.25 x 7 x 0.25