Friday, October 16, 2015

Veneration


Last night I had the opportunity to venerate the major relics of St. Maria Goretti!! It was an amazing experience. She came to a church in my area and there was over 15,000 people who came, some people drove 2-3 hours to be there. My family and I were at the mass that was in honor of St. Maria and there was people standing in the back of the church. The gym in the church's school was for overflow, but I don't know if anyone was in there watching the live streaming that the church was doing of the mass.


It is a little washed out but I was able to get a picture of the reliquary. When I left the church a little after 9:00 p.m. the line of people who were waiting to venerate the relics wrapped around the side of the school building. The venerating was supposed to end at 11:00 p.m. but there was still people in line at 11:30.

Here is a link to the website with the remaining tour dates of the relics. If she is going to be in your area I highly recommend that you go and visit her relics. It is well worth the long wait in line and it is a once in a life time experience.

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