☝ Saint Gemma Galgani

born: near Lucca, march 12, 1878
died: Lucca, april 11, 1903

Italian mystic, plagued by serious illnesses from an early age, which prevented her from joining the Passionst nuns. She was cured by a miracle. Well, there is nothing a good miracle can’t fix. She had visions of Christ, the Blessed Virgin her guardian angel. She experienced stigmatization and the sweat of blood, scourging and levitation; all phenomena of 'Christ's Passion'.

A witness recounts; ‘Blood came from her wounds in great abundance. When she was standing, it flowed to the ground, and when in bed it not only wet the sheets, but saturated the whole mattress. I measured some streams or pools of this blood, and they were from twenty to twenty-five inches long and about two inches wide.’

Distinguishable features:
Wingspan: 1,56 m
Weight (approx) : 58 kg
Range and distribution: Italy
Color: black tunic
Special features: stigmata

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