Gemma Galgani

Saint Gemma - Maria Gemma Umberta Galgani was an Italian mystic, venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church since 1940. She has been called the "Daughter of... Wikipedia

  • Born:  Maria Gemma Umberta Galgani, March 12, 1878, Camigliano, Capannori, Italy
  • Died:  April 11, 1903, Lucca, Italy
  • Beatified:  14 May 1933 by Pope Pius XI
  • Canonized:  2 May 1940, Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City by Pope Pius XII
  • Major shrine:  Passionist Monastery in Lucca, Italy
  • Feast:  11 April (celebrated by Passionists on 16 May)
  • Attributes:  Passionist robe, flowers (lilies and roses), guardian angel, stigmata, heavenward gaze
  • Patronage:  Students, Pharmacists, Paratroopers and Parachutists, loss of parents, those suffering back injury or back pain, those suffering with headaches/migraines, those struggling with temptations to impurity and those seeking purity of heart.
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo