Saint Maria Goretti – Storefront – Books

  • St. Maria Goretti: In Garments All Redclick to purchase – Maria Goretti was not yet 12 years old when she was faced with that momentous decision in July of 1902: sin or death. Maria’s answer to her assailant was clear: “No! No! It is a sin! God does not want this!” Alessandro stabbed Maria 14 times, and little Maria became another virgin martyr in the line of Saint Agnes and Saint Cecilia. Here is the beautiful true story of Maria’s virtuous life that led to her heroic choice, of the Goretti family’s terrible poverty, Maria’s First Holy Communion, her great maturity in shouldering adult responsibilities, her 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 canonization-over half a million people. Saint Maria Goretti-In Garments All Red has already gone through several editions and is becoming a contemporary classic. Young people, especially, are deeply affected by it. But this is truly a book for all-because people of any age will be inĀ­spired by Saint Maria Goretti’s purity and love of God-which triumphed over her love for life and even over the anonymity of death.

  • St. Maria Goretti Coloring Bookclick to order – The beautiful, true story of the 12-year-old girl who in 1902 died a martyr to preserve her purity. Describes her virtuous life, poverty, holiness, valiant resistance, heroic death, conversion of her murderer and canonization. A wonderful example in our times. Impr. 33pgs, PB

  • Ablaze: Stories of Daring Teen Saintsclick to order – Following Christ is not always easy, but takes courage, patience, and love. In Ablaze: Stories of Daring Teen Saints, Colleen Swaim examines the lives of eight young men and women who were set fire with the Spirit and set free to live lives of extraordinary virtue. All became saints for the outgoing, against-the-current heroism of their teen years. Read how Chiara Luce, an Italian high school student, faced cancer joyfully, inspiring thousands to throng her funeral in song. Follow Kizito, a brand-new Christian, as his faith is challenged by a king and he is marched to his death for standing firm. From martyrdom to missionary life and from sickness to the silence of religious life, these teens show that we are all called to follow Christ in our own unique ways. These stories come alive with vivid storytelling and saintly challenges designed to inspire reflection and enflame your heart. Through prayers, images, and maps, catch a glimpse of a saint’s world that carries lessons for our own–and discover how you can set our world ablaze with love for the Lord!