July 6, 2016
Here is the prayer for the ninth and final day of the novena to St. Maria Goretti – her feast day! Did you know that Maria not only stands out as a model for children because of her youth, but that she also stands as a model for all ages by her courage to stand pure in faith through the threat of fear, pain, and loss, and also as we are called to be like children to enter the kingdom of heaven? Her example teaches us that we are all called to sainthood, especially through mercy and forgiveness.
O St. Maria Goretti, patron of victims of insidious physical assault, please pray for all those who have had their purity bodily or spiritually attacked. Please pray for their healing, for comfort, and for peace for them. Please pray that we, as a society, may be able to better protect those who are victimized. Please pray for justice for their attackers, but most of all, for their contrition and conversion.
Please pray for our specific intention: that God provide for all of Ave Maria Academy’s needs.