Saint Gemma Galgani

Saint Gemma Galgani

Saint Gemma Galgani
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Mystic of the redemption

The mystical image of Saint Gemma Galgani still fascinates for her unique spiritual experience that has allowed us to know Godís will. Such an experience is able to warm our heart and illuminate our mind still today.

From her writings a simple, poor language is present which allows, in spite of the extreme simplicity, to understand and to live her singular experience with Jesus Christ. She can be said a simple, direct theologian, rich of humanity.

Gemma was a mystic, who burning from love for Jesus, lived an authentic passion. Her deep love for Jesus Christ comes out from her "Letters"; such an intensive love can be seldom found in other Saints. "Who has killed you, Jesus" Gemma asks; "Love" Jesus answers (II 82).

Love mentioned by Gemma is not just an emotion, but Love donated by Christ through His Word, and she becomes such a follower that she identifies herself with Him. "I have asked Jesus many times to teach me the true way of loving Him, and it seems that Jesus shows me His very holy plagues" (I, 15).

In sharing the passion she wishes to help Jesus in His suffering. A pact of love is settled so that Jesus can offer it to the Father as victim of love for all the sinners.
This is her mission, saving the sinners, not with the word, or the teaching, but with her life, taking part to the Passion of Jesus.
Moved by Mary, she realised the mystical meaning of the Virgin at the feet of the Cross, and she gives Mary her soul. Mary prepares the Saint for the grace of the stigmatisation.

By offering her life Gemma has fulfilled the mission given her by God, loving Him completely.
However Gemma could not wear the dress of consecrated to God and this was without a doubt the greatest disappointment of her life, but she could spend her union of love with Jesus Crucified in the world in a normal lay life, showing that every people is able to cover this way.

Two mystical phenomena occurred in Gemma: the raising of the ribs, when the Saint told Jesus "You are too large, Jesus: my heart is small, there is not enough place for You, shall this heart be dilated!" and the burning of her chest, when she said "Are these flames effect of Your love, God, arenít they?"

She was an ascetic: she walked barefoot also in winter, wore the cilice until she was forbidden. She has all the ingredients of a stigmatised Saint like Father Pious, full of love like Saint Teresa of Lisieux.


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Virgin MaryDo not resist the call of the Mother.
Saint JosephThe greatness of this Saint is unimaginable.
Saint BenedictAgainst illness and evil .
Love and PassionThe Passion of Jesus Christ.
MeditationsThe breath of the soul.
DecalogueThe ten comandments.
Friday of eighth monthAl Sacred Heart of Jesus.
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 Hell - A terrible reality  Angels - Beings who burn with love
 Sin - Not only transgression  Inner journey - a journey into the psyche
 Purgatory - Brothers who stretch out their hands  Sanctuary of Oropa - Heart of Mary
 Heaven - I go to prepare you a place for you  Kindle hope - joy
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