Monday, April 11, 2011

Feast of St. Gemma Galgani

Today is the feast day of St. Gemma Galgani, my patron saint.  Stop by St. Gemma Galgani  for lots of info and pictures of St. Gemma.

The web master has offers of St. Gemma prayer cards and medals.  Scroll down and look at the sidebar there for a great variety offers--some are free!

St. Gemma is the patron saint of pharmacists, those with back pain, migraine and head ache sufferers, those suffering from temptations and those seeking purity of heart. Her spirituality was mystical and deep. She was deeply devoted to Jesus' Passion and to the Sacred Heart and the Passionists consider her one of their own.

If all the world had only a small portion of the love that Gemma bore for Christ, we would all not only be at peace with each other but willing to die for the least of our brothers and sisters.

St. Gemma Galgani, pray for us!!

5 comments:

RAnn said...

Pray for us

Dymphna said...

Amen!

therese rita said...

I bookmarked that website awhile ago when I picked it up from the Passionist site. I would love to find more like it dedicated to individual saints.

evanscove said...

I've heard of St. Gemma, but don't know much about her, so I'll have to check out the sites you mention. Yes, may St. Gemma pray for us. (For me, it's for the grace to have purity of heart...)

Evan

Dymphna said...

She's a wonderful saint. The older I get, the more I think my mom must have been inspired by the Holy Spirit to name me after her.

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