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Maria Goretti: Teenage Martyr

Maria Goretti: Teenage Martyr
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Author: Glynn MacNiven Johnston

Product Code:  B2579
ISBN:  9781860820250
Publisher:  CTS
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  32



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In 1902 in an Italian village a young girl, Maria Goretti, was murdered during a sexual attack. Her killer, Alessandro Serenelli, himself a teenager, was a close neighbour well known to her and her family. He had been threatening her for some time. What does it mean, how can it help, to say that she is a virgin and martyr? This is an often misunderstood and sentimentalised story. When many parents and teenagers strive for a balanced view of sexuality, of personal integrity, of Christian family life, and forgiveness to those who do irreparable harm, Maria's story speaks powerfully and authentically. It echoes John Paul's cry to today's youth - 'Do not be afraid to be saints!'

Publisher: CTS
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781860820250
More by this Author: Glynn MacNiven Johnston
Keywords: Saints Angels Mystics books Saints: M-Z: St Margaret - St Thomas

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