PILGRIMAGE OF MERCY -
Tour of the major relics of st. maria goretti
St. Maria's remains are inside a glass-sided casket. Inside the casket is a wax statue within which repose her skeletal remains. None of her sacred remains are visible. Nevertheless, the skeleton is complete save for some small fragments that have been taken for placement in altars and for use in the Church’s ministry (e.g., in exorcism). In addition, her mother permitted her right arm to be donated to the Church of St. Nicholas (now known as the Sanctuary of St. Maria Goretti) in her birth town of Corinaldo. It was with her right arm that Maria defended her purity and prevented Alessandro Serenelli from raping her.
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Baton Rouge will be the host site for the PILGRIMAGE OF MERCY - Tour of the Major Relics of St. Maria Goretti on Saturday, October 31 through Sunday, November 1, 2015. This is the only host site on the entire tour between the states of Florida and Texas. The church address is: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 445 Marquette Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. Phone: (225) 926-1883.
Saturday, October 31
• Public Veneration of St. Maria begins at
• Public Veneration continues through the
night into the next day in our Sanctuary
Sunday, November 1
• Public veneration of St. Maria continues
from previous day
• A special 3:00 pm Mass celebrated by
Bishop Robert Muench will conclude
For more information about the Pilgrimage of Mercy Tour and St. Maria Goretti, please visit www.olomchurch.com.