Do you know, GemmaGal, that your avatar picture is my favorite photograph of any saint that I have ever seen? I love gazing at that holy image and meditating and praying for Gemma's intercession. I just received a beautiful relic of Gemma in a Rosary I purchased from a good layman with a strong devotion to Gemma. I am bringing it to Father to bless this evening with some other things I want blessed. I heard that if you purchase something the blessing goes away and you have to have it blessed again, so I am having my new Rosary blessed even though it is already holy because it houses a precious relic. I can not tell what the relic is by looking at it, it looks like blood, but it is shaped like something else, I wonder if it is 1st class. I will ask Father tonight. He would know.
Poor Gemma is the saint I have the strongest devotion to other than the Blessed Mother. Is that disordered? Are we supposed to have favorite saints of our own choosing? Or are we to love the saints in the order of their glory in heaven? But how would we know the order before the day of Judgment?
I believe I am called to marriage. But I am not ready yet. I am trying to get ready. I don't know who to marry. Whether I am meant to marry a girl from my wicked past and try to convert her or if I am meant to marry a girl from Church. I will pray for an answer at Mass tonight.