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Offline Matto

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My favorite photograph
« on: October 10, 2016, 10:57:27 AM »
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  • This is my favorite photograph. It is of Saint Gemma Galgani who is my favorite saint. When I look at this image it seems like I can see her holiness as if it is tangible and visible in her features. I find it remarkable. I have this image on a prayer card and I look at it often and pray to this saint every day.


    She was a stigmatist. The wounds would appear on her body on Thursday evenings and remain there until Friday afternoons and then disappear. Her confessor said about her that he believed she had never committed a single deliberate venial sin in her entire life. She lived in Italy and died in 1903.

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    My favorite photograph
    « Reply #1 on: October 10, 2016, 01:11:17 PM »
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  • Her eyes are directed towards heaven.


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    My favorite photograph
    « Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 04:51:14 PM »
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  • Thank you for sharing.  She was very beautiful and, I'm sure, much more so now.

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    My favorite photograph
    « Reply #3 on: October 10, 2016, 07:43:34 PM »
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  • She is one of my favorite Saints as well. Her gaze is honest and steadfast.

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    My favorite photograph
    « Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 06:34:01 PM »
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  • Quote from: Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.
    When we read the life of St. Bernadette of Lourdes or of St. Gemma Galgani, we can well exclaim: God grant that I may one day have as great faith as these souls!
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    My favorite photograph
    « Reply #5 on: November 25, 2016, 12:25:51 AM »
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  • Thanks for sharing.She looks very peaceful.You can feel an overwhelming sense of calmness by looking at her.

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    My favorite photograph
    « Reply #6 on: December 05, 2016, 11:51:04 PM »
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  • I think Northern Italians are the most beautiful of people.

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    Re: My favorite photograph
    « Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 05:16:52 PM »
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  • St. Gemma has that clear, serene gaze that one sees in artists' depictions of Catholic saints.
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    Re: My favorite photograph
    « Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 05:53:04 PM »
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  • The truth about this is that St. Gemma never looked anyone on the face. Her eyes were modestly lowered all the time. The reason a photograph was taken with her eyes open is that she was is ecstasy at the time, and was not really looking at the camera. That is why her gaze is so heavenly.
    "there can be no holiness where there is disagreement with the pope" - Pope St. Pius X

    Today, only Catholics holding the sedevacantist position are free from the anguish entailed by this truth.

     

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