Dallas Church to Display Remains of Young Saint Killed in Rape Attempt

The remains of St. Maria Goretti, an 11-year-old girl said to have forgiven her attacker, are expected to draw thousands to St. Monica Catholic Church.

CHR Comment: The event illustrates the continued popularity of relics in the Catholic tradition. The article tells Maria’s story and the changed life of the man who abused her. Her remains is on display for the first time in the United States and at 54 places. The Texas Catholic (second link) reports that more than 13,500 people came to see the relic in Dallas.

Source: Dallas church to display remains of young saint killed in rape attempt | Dallas Morning News

http://www.texascatholic.com/2015/11/11/thousands-line-up-to-view-relics-of-st-maria-goretti/