October 23, 2015
MADISON, Wis. (CNS) — It was a birthday party unlike any other.
“This has been unbelievable … the greatest experience ever for this parish.”
Those words from Msgr. Michael Burke, pastor of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Madison, are the simplest way to sum up the 24-hour period in which the relics of St. Maria Goretti were at the parish church from the morning of Oct. 16 — the 125th anniversary of her birth — to the morning of Oct. 17.