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  • St Padre Pio's devotion to St Gemma Galgani

    09/04/2008 12:04:54 PM PDT · by gdallaire1 · 6 replies · 765+ views
    The Communion of Saints--St Padre Pio's devotion to St. Gemma Galgani While Padre Pio's writings were being recently scrutinised in preparation for his canonisation on June 16, 2002, there came forth some accusations of plagiarism against the would be Saint. In May 2003, the Roman Jesuit magazine "La Civilta Cattolica" defended Padre Pio. Below is an article from Jesuit USA news ___________________________________________________ Was Padre Pio a plagiarist? An influential Jesuit magazine in Rome has defended the Italian saint and mystic Padre Pio da Pietrelcina against charges of plagiarism. The Capuchin stigmatic was declared a saint in June last year....
  • St. Gemma Galgani (Feast Day: April 11) (Catholic Caucus)

    04/11/2007 8:54:36 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 531+ views
    From time to time, God calls a generous soul to live in reparation for the sins committed by men against their Creator and Savior. Such a lover of the cross was the young Italian mystic, Gemma Galgani, who dedicated herself as a victim of atonement. Gemma could have said “No” to God, in answer to many of His requests for sacrifice. Instead, she modeled herself on Our Lady’s answer, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord.” Gemma Galgani was born on March 12, 1878, in a small Italian town near Lucca. Gemma is the Italian word for gem. The child’s...
  • April 11 - Memorial of St. Gemma Galgani

    04/11/2005 7:42:58 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 418+ views ^ | n/a | n/a
    St. Gemma Galgani Early Life Gemma Galgani was born on March 12th, 1878 in Camigliano, a village near Lucca, Italy. Gemma is the Italian word for gem. Her father was a prosperous chemist and a descendant of St. John Leonardi. Gemma’s mother was of noble lineage also. The Galgani’s were traditional Catholics who were blessed with eight children. Gemma, the fifth child and first girl of the family developed an irresistible attraction to prayer while still very young. This came as a result of her pious mother who taught Gemma the truths of the Roman Catholic faith. Mother Galgani especially...