Today is the feast day of St. Maria Goretti. During my teen years, I attended a church named for St. Maria Goretti and was married in that church. She is one of my favorite patron saints and a patron saint of, among others, rape victims and young girls. To find out more about St. Maria Goretti, check out this link here.
St. Maria Goretti, pray for us and especially pray for the 300 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria last year. We pray that they will be found and brought back to their families.