Free St Gemma item giveaway to celebrate her feastday and the 3 year anniversary of this website
-A fun "thank you" give-away to all the visitors of this website!
They say that the best things in life are free, and surely this is true. Love, faith kindness, hope...these are the greatest gifts in life and they are all free. Material gifts too can be a joy and a blessing, especially those material gifts that lead us closer to God.
Materially speaking, Saint Gemma was incredibly poor, yet she had the greatest gifts--faith, hope and love, and therefore she had everything that really matters.
Additionally she also had a few cherished material items -a crucifix on a necklace that contained a piece of the true Cross, a relic (tooth) of St Gabriel Possenti, a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, some prayer books and holy cards, a rosary which she always kept in her pocket, along with some personal items from her family home. And Gemma used these material items, especially the religious articles, to lead her closer to God. And we read in her Autobiography how she also used these religious objects as a weapon against the devil. The crucifix that contained a relic of the true Cross which Gemma wore on a necklace was especially powerful against the demons, and she would use this relic crucifix to bless herself, and while looking at the demon she would say "blessed be Jesus!" which would cause the demon to shriek, curse and recoil in fear and trembling.
And so material items, especially religious objects, can be a blessing and can lead us closer to God, and so it is with this in mind that this free St Gemma item giveaway is being offered to celebrate St Gemma's feastday on April 11th, and also to commemorate the 3 year anniversary of this website, which has received almost 3/4 of a million page visits since its inception, thanks be to God, and for His greater glory. It is a joy also when we receive a material gift for free---how we all love to receive something for free! And even more than being free, these religious objects bring a blessing upon us. And so I pray that these items will bring some joy and increased devotion for those who receive them.
The free St Gemma item giveaway consists of seven different items as shown below and is offered to anyone, worldwide. To enter the giveaway, simply send me an email with a message of "free St Gemma item giveaway." -No strings attached. The drawing will be held on St Gemma's feastday, April 11. I will place all the entries in a basket and then I will have my youngest daughter (who is aptly named "Gemma"!) pick out the 7 winners from the basket, and I will then notify the winners by email that day, and all items will be mailed out for free the next day. I will
Please email your entry for the free giveaway to: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Gemma free item giveaway to be held on Gemma's feastday, April 11th.
Free Grand Prize # 1: Saint Gemma relic necklace
(See also the photo at the top of this page)
2nd free prize: St Gemma handpainted and handsewn relic pouch
3rd prize: St Gemma relic medal
4th prize: St Gemma Galgani book by the Monastery of St Gemma in Lucca, Italy
5th prize: Two St Gemma color relic holy cards from the Monastery of St Gemma in Lucca
6th prize: Two St Gemma relic cards from the Monastery of St Gemma in Lucca
7th Prize: 2 different St Gemma Triduum prayer pamphlets with short bio's of Gemma
Again, all items are completely free and will be shipped worldwide for free- no strings attached. To enter the giveaway send an email to email@example.com with a message of "free St Gemma giveaway."