Today is the feast of St. Gemma Galgani, my patron saint. Born in 1878, she has been described as "both modern and Medieval".
Through the intercession of the then, Blessed Margaret Mary Alacoque, she was cured of a near paralyzing back condition.
She dearly wanted to be a sister, but was continually rejected due to her ill health. Although she never entered the convent, she is considered today to be a Passionist saint.
Below is a very short film about part of her life.