Relic of the Patroness of Purity, Saint Maria Goretti is set to visit the Radio Veritas Chapel from June 27 to July 6.
Her first class “Ex Curpos” relic will be available for public veneration beginning from 6am to 8pm at the Radio Veritas Chapel located at the second floor of Veritas Tower, 162 West Avenue cor EDSA in Quezon City.A Eucharistic celebration will be held on July 6, 2016, 12:15 noon in honor of her feast day.
Saint Maria Goretti is an Italian virgin-martyr and one of the youngest canonized saints. She was born to a farming family. Her father died when she was nine, and they had to share a house with another family, the Serenellis. History has it that Alessandro, the Serenellis’ son, attempted to rape her. When she refused to submit to him, he stabbed her numerous times. Maria died the next day forgiving Alejandro. Her last words were, “I forgive Alessandro Serenelli … and I want him with me in heaven forever.”
Maria Goretti was beatified by Pope Pius XII in a ceremony at Saint Peter’s Basilica on April 27, 1947 and was declared saint three years later on June 24, 1950. She is the patron saint of purity, chastity, rape victims, girls, youth, teenage girls, poverty, and forgiveness and her feast day is celebrated on July 6.
For inquiries, please call Ms. Renee Jose or Mr. Rey Isabela at (02) 925-7932 to 39 local 129.
Radio Veritas 846, the number one faith-based Radio in the Philippines, is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Manila. Established in 1969, the Ramon Magsaysay recipient Catholic radio station continues to be the leading social communications ministry for truth and new evangelization in the country today. MC