Monday, July 06, 2009

Full Marks for the Novus Ordo

St Maria Goretti never made it into the general calendar in the traditional Roman Rite. The Novus Ordo calendar got that one right and her feast day is on 6 July. In the sex-saturated 21st century hardly any saint could be more appropriate than the little martyr for courage and chastity.

Click here for a web-page in her honour, a biography and devotions. (Excellent texts. But the music and, well, decor IMHO are a bit twee for someone who was ripped apart with kitchen knife.).

Sta. Maria Goretti, ora pro nobis.