SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
St Maria Goretti
July 07, 2021
One of the more uncomfortable homilies I can remember included a paean to the “heroic silence” of St Maria Goretti in the face of prolonged sexual harassment by her eventual murderer, Alessandro Serenelli. Maria’s silence, for the homilist, evoked that of Christ during his trials and passion — a connection he meant to be inspiring.
July 08, 2015
There are three disciplines we must all adopt in order to try and achieve sainthood
July 09, 2012
She could join Terrence Higgins as a figurehead for those who are trying to eradicate HIV/Aids
June 30, 2011
St Maria Goretti (July 6) died while resisting a rape. Her murderer later repented and had a vision of the Virgin Mary
July 02, 2010
Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms
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