At the age of twelve, Maria Goretti was attacked by her teenage neighbor. He tried to rape her and when unsuccessful, he stabbed her a number of times. She forgave him on her deathbed and returned to him in a vision, upon which he converted to the Faith. St. Maria Goretti is the Patron Saint for Children, Teenagers & Against Poverty. Memorial: July 6. * Heavenly Divine sells a large variety of quality patron saint jewelry and gifts for your spiritual and inspirational gift giving. Catholic religious patron saint medals and necklaces come in pewter, sterling silver, gold-filled, silver-filled, gold over sterling, 14kt gold and are available in various sizes. All medals are made in the USA or Italy by Bliss Manufacture, Creed Jewelry, HMH Religious, Jeweled Cross, McVan Inc., and Singer Company.