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Old Jul 8, '08, 11:07 am
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Default Is There A Patron Saint Of Forgiveness??

I WANT TO KNOW IF THERE IS A PATRON SAINT TO PRAY TO FOR THE GIFT OF FORGIVNESS? I AM HAVING A HARD TIME FORGIVING SOMEONE AND WAS WONDERING IF THERE IS A PATRON SAINT FOR THIS.

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Old Jul 8, '08, 2:04 pm
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The one who comes to my mind is Saint Maria Goretti, who at a young age (12, I think?) was stabbed to death by a man who was attempting to rape her. Maria forgave her assailant before she died. Her feast day was just a couple of days ago (July 6). See the following link for more info:

http://www.catholiconline.com/saints...hp?saint_id=78
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Yes, St. Maria Goretti. That was who I thought of and who inspires me.
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Thanks! I Will Start To Pray For Her Help Today.

Thank You So Much And God Bless!
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Yes, St. Maria Goretti. That was who I thought of and who inspires me.
Her name was my first thought, but I could only remember her firstname. I saw a movie about her few weeks ago. It a good movie.
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Her name was my first thought, but I could only remember her firstname. I saw a movie about her few weeks ago. It a good movie.
What was the movie?
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What was the movie?
This one. Its name is also the name of the saint "Maria Goretti"
http://www.ignatius.com/ViewProduct....ategory_ID=157
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This one. Its name is also the name of the saint "Maria Goretti"
http://www.ignatius.com/ViewProduct....ategory_ID=157
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Jesus Himself who forgave his executioners
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St. Maria Goretti.. died at age 12, after forgiving the man who had assaulted her.

St. Maximilian Kolbe.. who died in a Nazi Concentration Camp. He volunteered to take the place of another prisoner, sentanced to death. And in a way, because of St. Maximilian's heroic Christian Charity.. that prisoner received "forgiveness".. of his death penalty (even though, it was unjustly inflicted by evil men).

And of course, the primary example.. is Our dear Lord, Himself. As He forgave those who were torturing Him.. and putting Him to death.

"And Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing'." (Luke 23:34)

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