Since Saint Gemma is considered a lay Passionist, the Passionists have a special devotion to her and she is numbered among the Passionist Saints. The feast of Saint Gemma in the Passionist order is May 16th, and it is on this day that they specially honor her and celebrate a special Mass in honor of her feast day.
For those who wish to honor Gemma on her Passionist feast day (May 16th) below are links to a Novena or a Triduum. A nine day Novena would begin on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 and a Triduum would begin on Monday, May 14, 2012.
Novena in honor of St Gemma Galgani:
Novena in honor of St Gemma
Triduum in honor of St Gemma Galgani:
Triduum in honor of St Gemma
Mass of St Gemma Galgani:
Mass of St Gemma Galgani
New Novena to St Gemma prayer booklet will be availible in a few days!!!
Update: The new St Gemma Novena and Prayer booklet is now availible here.
And speaking of the Novena to Saint Gemma, over the past few years I have received a good numbers of emails and letters asking if a Novena in English is available in print -Well, while the Triduum to St Gemma is available in a pamphlet form (offered on this website as part of the "complete website package") unfortunately up to now there has never been a Novena printed in english---the only one available in english to my knowledge is the one on this website here.
So, because of the repeated requests for a printed version of the novena I recently decided to contact a professional printer to have a novena booklet printed. The creation and design stage of the booklet began right after St Gemma's feast day on April 11th (anniversary of her holy death).
The 6x9 inch booklet will consist of the 9 day novena in honor of St Gemma, 2 pages with three high resolution authentic photographs of Gemma, one page consisting of two prayers that Gemma wrote herself, one page consisting of two prayers to St Gemma, along with 4 full pages of her quotes and sayings. The booklet is 20 pages total and was printed on the first week of May 2012 and should be available on this website in the next few days (as soon as I receive delivery).
Free relic holy card with each Novena booklet
And to make the upcoming Novena and Prayers booklet offer an even greater blessing, I will be including with the offer one free relic holy card containing a authentic piece of Gemma's clothing. I recently acquired a patch sized piece of Gemma's clothing with a very old Passionist seal affixed to it. The relic itself is attached to a very old and faded original photograph of Gemma that simply says "Gemma Galgani" which therefore dates it back to the years before Gemma's beatification and canonisation, probably in the years not long after her holy death. So a small fragment of this relic of Gemma's clothing is placed and sealed inside the new holy card.
On the back of the free relic holy card is the following prayer:
Then Jesus touched me and kissed me and I remained as if reduced to ashes in His presence.” -St Gemma Galgani