Saint of the day

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Date 06 July

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.

St. Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr

St. Maria Goretti, Riccardo Sanna

One of the Church’s youngest canonized saints, Maria Goretti died at age eleven defending her chastity against the man who murdered her. Her forgiveness of her aggressor worked in him a miracle of conversion after her death. Her feast day is celebrated on July 6.  

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Bl. Mary Theresa Ledóchowska, Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver

B. Benedict XI, Pope