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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:

Cover art used on Fr. James Martin, SJ's book My Life with the Saints

(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.