The Life of St Gemma Galgani

St. Gemma Galgani (1878-1903) was a mystic, stigmatist, visionary, ecstatic, victim soul, discerner of spirits, seer of hidden things, prophetess, spouse of Christ, zealot for souls and devotee of the Poor Souls in Purgatory.

The Life of St  Gemma Galgani

St. Gemma Galgani (1878-1903) was a mystic, stigmatist, visionary, ecstatic, victim soul, discerner of spirits, seer of hidden things, prophetess, spouse of Christ, zealot for souls and devotee of the Poor Souls in Purgatory. She died at only 25. Her mother was also saintly, and it is beautiful to see how she helped cultivate this lily of purity. See how Gemma made great sacrifices painful to human nature from her tenderest years. Inspiring and edifying! Impr. 382 pgs, PB

The Life of Saint Gemma Galgani

THE LIFE OF SAINT GEMMA GALGANI VENERABLE REVEREND GERMANUS C.P. — A Catholic Classic! — Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents and Layered NCX Navigation — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore Publisher: Available in Paperback ...

The Life of Saint Gemma Galgani

THE LIFE OF SAINT GEMMA GALGANI VENERABLE REVEREND GERMANUS C.P. — A Catholic Classic! — Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents and Layered NCX Navigation — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore Publisher: Available in Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-366-2 Gemma Galgani was an Italian mystic, venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church since 1940. She has been called the "Daughter of Passion" because of her profound imitation of the Passion of Christ. Saint Gemma's most pure heart belonged to all, was all in all, but ever in God. She was grateful to those who loved her, and knew not how to wish harm to those who were against her. She desired nothing, sought nothing, and nothing made her sad, because she was devoid of all earthly affection. During the horrible sufferings with which the evil spirits continually tormented her, her only affliction was her fear of offending God. PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING

The Life of St Gemma Galgani

The Life of St  Gemma Galgani


The Voices of Gemma Galgani

Gemma emerges as a very modern saint indeed: confident, grandiose, manipulative, childish, admired, and with this book no longer forgotten.

The Voices of Gemma Galgani

Offers the autobiographical writings, diary entries, selected letters, and ecstatic utterances of Gemma Galgani, the first person who lived into the twentieth century to be canonized as a saint, as well as an examination of the Italian laywoman's life and

The Life of Saint Gemma Galgani

Because of this hardship, Gemma was placed in a private nursery school run by Elena and Ersilia Vallini when she was two-and-a-half years old, and was regarded as a highly intelligent child. Aeterna Press

The Life of Saint Gemma Galgani

Maria Gemma Umberta Pia Galgani (or Gemma Galgani as she became commonly known) was born on March 12, 1878, in the hamlet of Borgo Nuovo in the provincial town of Capannori. Gemma was the fifth of eight children; her father, Enrico Galgani, was a prosperous pharmacist.Soon after Gemma's birth, the family relocated north from Borgo Nuovo to a large new home in the Tuscan city of Lucca in a move which was undertaken to facilitate an improvement in the children's education. Gemma's mother, Aurelia Galgani, contracted tuberculosis. Because of this hardship, Gemma was placed in a private nursery school run by Elena and Ersilia Vallini when she was two-and-a-half years old, and was regarded as a highly intelligent child. Aeterna Press

The Life of St Gemma Galgani

Ven. Germanus C.P.. T H E L | F. E. O. H 5T GEMMA GALGANI By Her Spiritual Director Venerable Fr. Germanus, C.P. THE LIFE OF ST. GEMMA GALGANI "Let II's run to. Front Cover.

The Life of St  Gemma Galgani


The Life Og St Gemma Galgani

Biografi om den italienske helgen og mystiker Gemma Galgani.

The Life Og St  Gemma Galgani

Biografi om den italienske helgen og mystiker Gemma Galgani.

Biography of Saint Gemma Galgani

The story of Gemma Galgani will well repay perusal, for though it is merely the narrative of the life of a young girl born in our own times, it would, I think, be hard to find another such wonderful record of the dealings of Almighty God ...

Biography of Saint Gemma Galgani

Biography of Saint Gemma Galgani by Father Amedeo, C.P.: Publisher: A Kindle Edition is also available. This Paperback is the ideal small size of 5" x 8". Gemma Galgani was an Italian mystic, venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church since 1940. She has been called the "Daughter of Passion" because of her profound imitation of the Passion of Christ. The story of Gemma Galgani will well repay perusal, for though it is merely the narrative of the life of a young girl born in our own times, it would, I think, be hard to find another such wonderful record of the dealings of Almighty God with a soul that had given itself entirely to the leadings of Divine Grace. To us who live in this most materialistic age of reason alone, when the supernatural is being denied altogether, or held up to so called criticism is declared to be at best doubtful, it is useful and refreshing to have a book like this to read, which brings before us God very near indeed to our world. The life here presented I look upon as one of those helps which are given to us from time to time to assist our Faith, and to bring God nearer to our souls. It is quite impossible, or at least it seems so to me, for any Catholic to read these pages without deep feelings of thankfulness that Almighty God has manifested Himself in such a truly marvelous way in the person of this saintly girl even in these our own days. Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing — Click on the Publisher Name in the Title for more Catholic Paperback and E-Books — Go to our website: CatholicWayPublishing dot com for more Catholic E-Books We hope you enjoy this release!

Saint Gemma Galgani

Bob and Penny Lord in Lucca, Italy, go to the birthplace of this 20th century Saint of the Laity, the Galgani House where she received the Stigmata, and the Giannini house, where she experienced Ecstasies, was Mystically Married to Jesus, ...

Saint Gemma Galgani

Bob and Penny Lord in Lucca, Italy, go to the birthplace of this 20th century Saint of the Laity, the Galgani House where she received the Stigmata, and the Giannini house, where she experienced Ecstasies, was Mystically Married to Jesus, experienced the Flagellation, shared in the Passion of Christ, levitated into the arms of Jesus on the Cross and battled demons. Meet Mother Vittoria, a Passionist nun, who shares special insights into the life of the Saint. Discover the Passionist Church, where she is buried.

The Cross in My Heart

The Cross in My Heart


St Gemma Galgani

St  Gemma Galgani

Biografi om den italienske helgeninde og mystiker, Gemma Galgani (1878-1903), hvis korte liv blev meget lidelsesfuldt

Called by God Discernment and Preparation for Religious Life

There is a story that her sister-in-law, offended that Saint Gemma wore gloves at the dinner table while eating, ... Spiritual Freedom • Saint Gemma Galgani, Autobiography • Fr. Germanus, The Life of St. Gemma Galgani • Pope Pius XII, ...

Called by God  Discernment and Preparation for Religious Life

In Called by God: Discernment and Preparation for Religious Life, Rachael Marie Collins provides an overview of the spiritual life—both its joys and its challenges—and guides women as they discern whether they are called to be religious sisters or nuns. In a series of letters written by the author to a trusted friend discerning whether to enter religious life, Called by God explores both discernment and spirituality. The key to discernment, Collins argues, is to prepare for religious life by entering deeply into a life of prayer and sacrifice so that one experiences and begins to understand the “work” of a religious before entering the convent. Called by God draws heavily on the wisdom of great Catholic women such as Teresa of Ávila, Thérèse of Lisieux, Zélie Martin, Edith Stein, Teresa of the Andes, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, Elizabeth Leseur, and Caryll Houselander, among others. Women discerning a vocation will benefit immensely from the discussions about the difference between religious life and marriage, the nature of a vocation, the supernatural superiority of religious life, and spiritual motherhood in Called by God.

Saints Who Battled Satan

Venerable Father Germanus, C.P., The Life of St. Gemma Galgani, trans. A. M. O'Sullivan (St. Louis: B. Herder, 1913), 175–76. 2. Abbé Paulin Giloteaux, Victim Souls: A Doctrinal Essay, trans. L. M. G. Bond (London: Bournes, ...

Saints Who Battled Satan

The war is on. The Devil plots to defeat you. Meet some battle-tested warriors who fight at your side. Satan is real. He’s a formidable foe who wants to snatch us away from God, and the thought of doing battle with him can seem daunting. Even so, the saints who have gone before us have engaged the Devil, armed with the power of Christ … and emerged victorious! These fellow warriors in heaven now fight on our behalf. In Saints Who Battled Satan, Paul Thigpen, author of Manual for Spiritual Warfare, details the heroic combat of 17 saints who defeated the Enemy. In Saints Who Battled Satan, discover: How Satan attacks us through extraordinary assaults and everyday temptations. How these 17 saints used prayer, Scripture, the sacraments, and other spiritual weapons against the Enemy.How the virtues served these saints as combat armor. How these victorious saints now offer their aid to those of us still battling on earth. Read the inspiring and triumphant stories of Padre Pio, Francis of Assisi, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, John Vianney, and a dozen other saints who battled Satan. You’ll find the strength, the courage, and the faith to win your own war against the Enemy.

Saint Hysteria

The social , historical , and religious context of the life of Saint Gemma Galgani of Lucca ( 1878-1903 ) , as we have seen , was dominated by two contradictory views of mysticism : as hysterical and erotomaniac phenomena or as ...

Saint Hysteria

Saint Hysteria examines scientific, literary, and religious texts that share a fascination with the otherness of the female body, whether in ecstatic pleasure or in neurotic pain. Cristina Mazzoni focuses on material from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, mainly in Italy and France. Her approach uses the methodologies of cultural studies and feminism but also benefits from the insights of psychoanalytic criticism. She asks how the identification of mysticism with hysteria became prevalent, and explores the continuing dialogue between a historicizing view of hysteria and a view of hysteria as repressed religious mysticism. According to Mazzoni, this dialogue is discernible at various levels and in a variety of discourses. The medical history of hysteria, she maintains, is often linked to the religious history of supernatural phenomena, and the medical discourse of positivism depends on the religious-feminine element that it attempts to repress. Similarly, she finds a continuity between the literature of naturalism and that of decadence in their representations of the interdependence of neurosis and religion. Finally, the religious writings of women mystics and the discourses they inspired reveal an unresolved tension between nature and supernature, body and soul (or psyche) which, Mazzoni suggests, mirrors and complicates the very issues raised by hysterical conversion. Among those whose views she considers are the writers Jules and Edmond de Goncourt, Gabriele d?Annunzio, and Antonio Fogazzaro, as well as Graham Greene and Simone Weil; the mystics Angela of Foligno, Gemma Galgani, and Teresa of Avila; and the theorists Jean-Martin Charcot, Cesare Lombroso, Jacques Lacan, Simone de Beauvoir, Julia Kristeva, and Luce Irigaray.

The Wisdom and Power of the Cross

Gemma Galgani , The Diary of Saint Gemma Galgani , in The Saint Gemma Galgani Collection ( Catholic Way Publishing , 2013 ) , Kindle edition , entry for Friday , August 17 , 113 , loc . 1740 . 23. Galgani , Autobiography , 22 , loc .

The Wisdom and Power of the Cross

"This volume is the fifth in a series dealing with the passion and death of Christ - symbolized by "the cross" -- in Christian theology and the arts. It examines the way the passion of Christ has been thought about by theologians and portrayed by artists and musicians in the modern and contemporary world. It examines the traditional approaches to soteriology in contrast to revisionist theologies that take up the challenge of understanding the meaning of the cross in the light of critical historical studies and modern science"--

Millennial Missionaries

Emma was carrying Venerable Fr. Germanus, CP, The Life of St. Gemma Galgani (Rockford, IL: TAN Books and Publishers, Inc., 2000). First epigraph quote is from Lisa Cotter, “Saints are Still Being Made: Meet Chiara Corbella Petrillo,” ...

Millennial Missionaries

Millennials in the U.S. have been characterized as uninterested in religion, as defectors from religious institutions, and as agnostic about the role of religious identity in their culture. Amid the rise of so-called "nones," though, there has also been a countervailing trend: an increase in religious piety among some millennial Catholics. The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), which began evangelizing college students on American university campuses in 1998, hires recent college graduates to evangelize college students and promote an attractive and culturally savvy Catholicism. These millennial Catholics have personal relationships with Jesus, attend Mass daily, and know and defend papal teachings, while also being immersed in U.S. popular culture. With their skinny jeans, devotional tattoos, and large-framed glasses, FOCUS missionaries embody a hip, attractive style of Catholicism. They promote a faith that interweaves distinctly Catholic identity with outreach methods of twentieth-century evangelical Protestants and the anxieties of middle-class emerging adulthood. Though this new generation of missionaries lives according to strict gender essentialism prescribed by papal teachings-including the notions that men lead while women follow and that biology dictates gender roles-they also support stay-at-home fatherhood and women earning MBAs. Millennial Missionaries examines how these young people navigate their Catholic and American identities in the twenty-first century. Illuminating the ways missionaries are reshaping American Catholic identity, Katherine Dugan explores the contemporary U.S. religious landscape from the perspective of millennials who proudly proclaim "I am Catholic"-and devote years of their lives to convincing others to do the same.