St. Maria Goretti - Pocket Saints


St. Maria Goretti is the youngest canonized saint in the Catholic Church!  After her father's death, Maria helped run her family's home and take care of her siblings while her mother farmed.  When her neighbor, Alessandro, forced himself on her in an attempt to rape her, St. Maria resisted, pleading with her attacker.  On her death bed, St. Maria forgave her attacker and was more concerned for the state of his soul than her own health.   This act of forgiveness had an impact on Alessandro and St. Maria continued to intercede and appear to him after death.  He later repented in prison, attended her canonization, and became a friar.  St. Maria Goretti is the patron saint of teenagers, girls, Catholic youth, & victims of crime.

Introducing Pocket Saints from Gloria & Praise!  Each Pocket Saint is hand created from two wooden beads which are hand painted.  After being hand-painted & assembled, the "saints" are strung on Olive color premium gutted paracord and finished with a high-quality black metal spring mini-carabiner buckle.  

Pocket Saints are perfect for attaching to bags, your key chain, a zipper, or anywhere else you choose!  Pocket Saints make the perfect gift!

Note about handmade products: 

As with many of our products, these items are handmade in small batches.  This means that though we try to make products uniform, there may be slight differences from what you see in the product images (i.e. slight changes in knot formation, length, etc) due to the nature of handmade items.