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  World Novena Apostolate of St. Maria Goretti
 
 
 

Our Past, Our Future

 
 


The St. Maria Goretti Novena Apostolate was founded in 1977.

The article "THE LITTLE NOVENA BOOK THAT REFUSED TO STAY OUT OF PRINT" gives information on how the Novena Apostolate started, and how it led to the Novena being established in 1978, at the Church of Saint Maria Goretti, in Laflin, Pennsylvania, where for the 100th Centennial of her martyrdom, a new parish SHRINE will be established and Blessed on July 6, 2002 in her HONOUR.
 

 
 

Our Mission

 
 


The Mission of the St. Maria Goretti Novena Apostolate is to increase awareness of St. Maria Goretti, Patroness of Modern Youth. We aim to promote and spread devotion to her worldwide, especially among youth.
 

 
 

You can help! You can help! You can help! You can help! You can help!

 
 


It is the goal of the St. Maria Goretti Novena Apostolate to have the new "Edition 2000" Novena booklet distributed worldwide through a "Chain of Promoters".

The "Chain of Promoters" are a group of the faithful Friends of St. Maria Goretti, who are willing to take on the task and commitment of introducing this young Saint and Martyr to more people in their parish.

The "Chain of Promoters" does this primarily by promoting and distributing
the new Novena booklet to others in their parish and in the area in which they live and to their relatives and friends.

Promoters are greatly and urgently required to promote the new booklet "NOVENA TO ST. MARIA GORETTI" in all parishes in the USA, CANADA and throughout the world.

If you can help and you would like to become a Promoter, please contact the Novena Apostolate at 111-2400 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 7H2 CANADA, and we will be more than happy to send you information on being a Promoter and a link in our worldwide "Chain of Promoters".

I, as the Director of Promoters, would personally like to invite you to join me in this wonderful and spiritually rewarding apostolate work for our beloved little Saint and Martyr, Maria Goretti.

Your Friend in St. Maria Goretti,

Robert Brideau
Director of Promoters
 

 
 

"St. Maria Goretti - In Garments All Red"
by Fr. Godfrey Poage, C.P., 104 pp., PB. Impr.

 
 


The beautiful, true story of the 11 year old girl who died a martyr to preserve her purity. Describes her virtuous life, poverty, holiness, valiant resistance, heroic and lingering death, conversion of her murderer and canonization in 1950. This popular biography includes 16 photos plus the original Novena, written in 1951 by Father Conroy. The most complete biography published to date. Order your copy today! Cost: US$6.00/copy,plus US$2.00for shipping/handling. Send cash, check or money order payable to Robert Brideau, and mail to the WORLD NOVENA APOSTOLATE at:
 

 
 

WORLD NOVENA APOSTOLATE OF ST. MARIA GORETTI
Robert Brideau, Founder and Director
Brother Goretti Zilli, MM, Advisor
111-2400 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2B 7H2
CANADA
Tel: 613/726-2631
 

 
 

*New "EDITION 2000" of the "Novena to St. Maria Goretti" booklet is now available at the same cost.* (Reprinted and published by Salvator Mundi Communications)

The "Prayer Commitment" Pledge Form can be found on page 34 of the new "EDITION 2000" booklet.

 
 


Novena to St. Maria Goretti - based upon the Canonization Homily of Pope Pius XII by Father Conroy

Reprinted and published by Salvator Mundi Communications on request of the World Novena Apostolate of St. Maria Goretti, 111-2400 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON K2B 7H2 CANADA. To contact Salvator Mundi Communications:
 

 
 

Salvator Mundi Communications
Attn: Wilfried Falkenberg, ofs
P.O. Box 385
Navan ON K4B 1J5 CANADA,

Tel/Fax: (613) 835-3554
E-mail: Salvator_Mundi@ottawa.com
or
salvator@magma.ca
Future web site: www.salvator-mundi.com

 
 


PUBLISHER'S NOTE:
This novena is reprinted in AD 1999 from the booklet Novena to St. Mary Goretti, by Father Conroy, printed and published by Our Sunday visitor, Inc., Huntington, IN, in 1951 AD.

The new "EDITION 2000" is reprinted and made available again primarily to mark the observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Maria Goretti on June 24, 2000.

It appears almost miraculous that 50 years after Father Conroy wrote this Novena, it should appear again and be made available in the new millennium. Father Conroy has now joined St. Maria Goretti in Heaven to oversee the mission of the World Novena Apostolate of St. Maria Goretti, to promote this new "EDITION 2000" worldwide through a Network of Promoters.

Won't you help us to accomplish this mission for St. Maria Goretti, by ordering your own copy of "EDITION 2000" or becoming a Promoter in your parish...?

For Novena booklets or information on being a Promoter, contact:

 
 


WORLD NOVENA APOSTOLATE OF ST. MARIA GORETTI
Robert Brideau, Founder and Director
Brother Goretti Zilli, MM, Advisor
111-2400 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2B 7H2
CANADA
Tel: 613/726-2631
(cost: US$3.00/copy + $1.00 postage/handling)
 

 
 

NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE ST. MARIA GORETTI NOVENA APOSTOLATE:
Love's Bravest Choice - Video

 
 


The beautiful video on St. Maria Goretti titled Love's Bravest Choice is US$19.95 + US$5.00 S&H. Order your copy today. Note: Make your check payable to Robert Brideau, Director, for all orders and send to the above WORLD NOVENA APOSTOLATE address.

Your kind donations are needed and greatly appreciated in helping to promote and spread devotion to St. Maria Goretti worldwide.

On July 6, 2002, the St. Maria Goretti Novena Apostolate will see a long time dream realized, with the new parish Shrine of St. Maria Goretti in Laflin, Pennsylvania. Please consider making a pilgrimage to this new shrine. It is truly a holy site chosen by GOD, Himself, to HONOUR His precious little saint in a very special way.This new Shrine and Holy Site in Laflin, Pennsylvania is destined to have many miracles granted by GOD through the most powerful intercession of St. Maria Goretti. Someday it is destined to become her "National Shrine" for the USA and CANADA.
 

 
 

For even more information, contact:

OUR LADY'S LEAGUE OF THE MARTYRS OF PURITY CRUSADE
RR3 Lanark, Ontario, Canada, KOG 1KO

Dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima under the Patronage of St. Maria Goretti, martyr of purity. Our goal is that of "restoring and making reparation for the sins of immodesty in society, and to saving souls, as Our Lady asked at Fatima."

 
     
 

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