Monday, September 15, 2008

Saint Gemma

I wanted to highlight a new blog about St. Gemma Galgani. She was an early 20th century mystic who had the stigmata, endured attacks by the devil, and experienced visits from her guardian angel.

Stop by the St. Gemma Galgani blog and learn more about her.

By the way, this photo of Saint Gemma (from that blog) is completely new to me and really seems to illustrate the closeness with Jesus and inner peace that Gemma experienced.

So far, statues and illustrations of her don't come close to showing her real spiritual power.

Hat tip to

4 comments:

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Dymphna,
Thank you so much for the link to my St Gemma Galgani blog. St Gemma is my special patroness, so the blog is really a "work of love", so to speak.

That photograph of St. Gemma is indeed not very common, however it is in two books---
"The Autobiography of St. Gemma Galgani" and also "the Voices of Gemma Galgani".
I just posted more information about that photograph in one of the comments on the site (under the guardian angel post).

May God bless you,
Glenn Dallaire

Dizzy said...

"Apparently, feminism is no longer about equal pay for equal work, or equal opportunities for women in the work place and in life."
Feminism IS about those things.

"Feminism is now about evolution, global warming, abortion, sex ed, banning hunting weapons and atheism (oh, or "private" belief)? Give me a break."
No, Liberalism is about those things.

"How about a little tolerance for pro-life, Republican, hunting, Christian moms, hmmm?"
How about a little tolerance FROM said moms?

"Oh, and as far as assuming the beliefs of a parent from the behavior of their children, trust me. One can't always do that. ;)"
No, but if your daughter gets pregnant, it directly reflects how effective and how mature your sex education was to her.

Sarah Palin is a frighteningly horrid liar. All politicians are, to be sure, but she and her counterpart more than most. It scares me.

I beg you to consider issues that will actually change this country actively, rather than issues like abortion which are simply neo-conservative candidates "vote-farming" for the more devout religious votes.

If a truly open-minded, well-informed look at all of the issues leads you to the same conclusions, so be it, but I can't respect a knee-jerk religious vote for the ticket with the conservative Mommy.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Thanks so much, Glenn! I really need to read some books about St. Gemma.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Dizzy, let's take this under the Sarah Palin post.

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