This weekend, be sure to make time to visit Saint Mary’s Visitation in Elm Grove, as the major relics of Saint Maria Goretti, one of the Church’s youngest Saints, will be present for public veneration. What a blessing for our city! Check out this article for more information on her relics in the United States.

From the parish’s website:

St. Mary’s Visitation will host the relics of St. Maria on:

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Solemn Mass in St. Maria’s honor: 9:00 a.m.
Public Veneration of St. Maria: after Mass until 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. (No veneration from 12 p.m.-6:30 p.m.)

Sunday, October 18, 2015
Public veneration of St. Maria: 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

“Not all of us are expected to die a martyr’s death, but we are all called to the pursuit of Christian virtue. This demands strength of character though it may not match that of this innocent girl. Still, a constant, persistent, and relentless effort is asked of us right up to the moment of our death. This may be conceived as a slow, steady martyrdom which Christ urged upon us when he said: The kingdom of heaven is set upon and laid waste by violent forces.”  -Pope Pius XII at Saint Maria Goretti’s Canonization Mass