Sunday, May 18, 2014

Friends of Saint Gemma Galgani

For those of you who want to learn more about your great sister in heaven, Saint Gemma Galgani, visit this site. There is a ton of information on there about her as well as an E-book on her life. Saint Gemma pray for us! Enjoy!

Born: March 12, 1878 
Extraordinary Mystical Experiences begin: 1898 
Miraculous Cure: Friday, March 3, 1899 -1st Friday of the month (Sacred Heart devotion) 
Received Stigmata: June 8, 1899 -Vigil of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 
Died: Holy Saturday, April 11, 1903 
Beatified: May 14, 1933 by Pope Pius XI 
Canonized: May 2, 1940 by Pope Pius XII 
Patron Saint of Students, Pharmacists, Paratroopers and Parachutists, loss of parents, those suffering back injury or back pain, those suffering with headaches/migraines, those struggling with temptations to impurity and those seeking purity of heart. 
Feast Day: April 11th (or May 16th for those in the Passionist Congregation).

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