The Word Among Us

Easter 2018 Issue

St. Maria Goretti’s Murderer

How Alessandro Serenelli became a new man.

By: Jay Sappington

St. Maria Goretti’s Murderer: How Alessandro Serenelli became a new man. by Jay Sappington

In 1902, at the age of twenty, Italian sharecropper Alessandro Serenelli gained instant infamy when he killed a young girl named Maria Goretti.

He spent the next twenty-seven years in jail for his crime. But in a reversal that only God could orchestrate, Alessandro ended up testifying...

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