Sexual assault on 12-year-old girl
Reports indicate that before she died, the young girl had identified her attacker and asked for God’s forgiveness upon him.
Following his release from prison, the child-killer would be back in a cell again – in a Capuchin monastery. He would die there, humbly and repentantly toiling for decades as a gardener, but would still be alive when his victim, Maria Goretti, was canonized as a saint in 1950.
Maria’s mother, then 82 years old, was present for the great event: the first woman to be present at the canonization of her daughter. She would die in 1954.
Today is the 107th anniversary of St. Maria Goretti’s death.
(from an earlier post)