The image used on the front cover of Father James Martin’s book: “My Life With The Saints” is a composite of two portions of John Nava’s tapestries which hang in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, in Los Angeles, California.
One of the saints depicted in the artwork, shown below, is Maria Goretti. Her story is fascinating.
Here are links to two audio sermons which focus on this saint:
- Sermon by Fr. Benedict Hughes (exceptionally good audio quality & inspiring content)
- Sermon by Fr. Stepanich (fair audio quality but outstanding content)
(Legend from left to right: St. Paul, St. Peter, St Charles Lwanga, St. Maria Goretti, St. Agatha, Blessed Miguel Pro, St. Lawrence, St. Louis Ibaraki, St. Paul Miki and St. Therese de Lisieux; from cover of “My Life With The Saints” by Fr. James Martin, SJ)
An excerpt from the sermon given by Pope Pius XII at St. Maria Goretti’s canonization can be found at CrossRoadsInitiative.com.