St. Maria Goretti called a friend who never leaves ‘a heart untouched’

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October 23, 2015

Man venerates relics of St. Maria Goretti at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison, Wis., Oct. 16. (CNS photo/Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald) See GORETTI-RELICS-MADISON Oct. 23, 2015.

Man venerates relics of St. Maria Goretti at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison, Wis., Oct. 16. (CNS photo/Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald)

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.

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