Wednesday, March 31, 2010

St. Gemma Galgani (March 12, 1878 to April 11, 1903)

St. Gemma Galgani, born on March 12, 1878 in Camigliano, Italy, was a beautiful modern day saint. Her family moved to Lucca one month later. St. Gemma Galgani studied at St. Zita School. She was a mystic who received the stigmata. She contracted spinal meningitis at age 20 and was cured through the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
St. Gemma Galgani died from tuberculosis on Holy Saturday, April 11, 1903 at age 25. Her remains are in the Passionist Monastery in Lucca. She is the patron saint of pharmacists and her feast day is April 11. Canonized: 1940
Her incredible story is told in depth on this Web site.

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