MODESTY PLEDGE OF THE
FRIENDS OF ST. MARIA GORETTI USA, INC.
I WAS CREATED AS A UNIQUE CHILD OF GOD.
I am special! My body
was made in God's image and how I choose to act, what I choose to
wear, to watch or listen to, enhances or diminishes the virtues of
I will cherish my
body and sexuality as gifts from God and give myself time to grow,
mature, and understand who I am and what God wants me to be in my
life. I will take pride in being chaste because it pleases God and
offers me the greatest freedom in life.
The Blessed Mother,
by her holiness and modesty, radiated a grace, dignity and beauty
that was a perfect reflection of our loving God. When I try to
imitate Mary, like St. Maria Goretti, I can inspire others my age
and be a role model through my behavior and example.
Marital love and sex
have a wondrous power permitted by God to create human life through
the sacred and holy union of husband and wife. I respect this
co-creative role God has entrusted to me when I value myself and my
sexuality as a sign of God's loving relationship with me and with
the person I will someday choose to love.
I will seek guidance
and support when making difficult personal decisions in life. I
understand the possibility of harmful choices and their
consequences, but I also understand the loving forgiveness that is
mine from God, always.
I now sign my name as
a young man or young woman who desires to be a member of this
positive and powerful core group of young Christians, committed by
action and example, to prayer, chastity, forgiveness and love of God
in the Eucharist, like St. Maria Goretti, model for today's youth.
Goretti, pray for us!
Please print and
sign this form. Keep a copy for yourself as a reminder of your
promise to God and to yourself, and send/fax another copy, along
with your address, to:
FRIENDS OF ST. MARIA GORETTI USA,
P.O. Box 0043
Maryknoll, NY 10545-0043
Phone: 914/941-6372 Fax: 914/945-0715
P.S. We'd love to
hear about your stories of bravery, chastity and advice to other
"FRIENDS OF ST. MARIA GORETTI" who have made the Modesty Pledge!