St Gemma Galgani feast day April 11

Translated: "Blessed Gemma Galgani in ecstasy receives the Stigmata" 
This year (2013) marks the 110th year since Saint Gemma's holy death on April 11, 1903. Countless souls over the years have been greatly inspired and edified by Gemma's fervent love for Jesus and Mary. Her heart was all on fire with the love of Jesus and the love of souls, and she expressed her love for Him so well in her writings. Jesus was everything to Gemma and she loved Him with all of her being and because of this many souls throughout the world have found Gemma to be a most lovable Saint whom they admire and in whose tender love they seek to imitate. For those who begin reading her life and writings (diary, autobiography, letters, ecstasies etc) soon become enraptured by her and are greatly inspired by this "Gem of Jesus", and often such souls soon begin calling upon her in prayer, and by doing so many have found her to be a very powerful and devoted friend and heavenly advocate.

May St Gemma continue to inspire souls and lead them ever closer to her Jesus. May her life of sacrifice and love continue to bear fruit for us and may she continue to obtain heavenly graces for those who call upon her in prayer, especially those most in need in Jesus mercy. St Gemma, pray for us!

"Oh Jesus, what would have become of me, if you had not drawn me to You?.....I am Yours, Oh Jesus!..Jesus I love Thee! Open Your heart to me; I wish to place all of my affections there. I open mine to You! 
Pardon me, oh my Jesus for so much carelessness and so much indifference.
Fire! Fire in my heart! This morning it is burning...... Dear Jesus, I love you so much! I shall endeavor always to love You; I shall live to love You; I shall die to love You!....Give me wings oh Jesus, so I can fly to Your throne! -St Gemma Galgani

4 comments:

ANDRE B. GO said...

Happy Feast Day, Beloved Saint Gemma. I love you so much. Thank you so much for being my loving advocate in Heaven. Thou has answered most of my prayers as I entrust to thee the protection of my entire family especially in this end of times. Your prayers for all of us have allowed my family to be intimately become closer to the love of Jesus, thy Beloved Sacred Spouse whom you dearly loved. I have prayed 25 "Glory Be" from April 2 and ending today, April 10 ( nine days ) to honor your 25 years of your glorious life so lovingly dedicated to the love of Jesus. In our hearts, you are so loved dearest Jesus, Mama Mary and Saint Gemma

Gemma Lava said...

I am blessed to have you as my patron saint. Thank you for your intercessions for my intentions. I always feel relieved and consoled by praying to you, knowing that you are beside our heavenly Father. Happy feast day to us!

Stephen Browning said...

Happy Birthday into Heaven, my Dear Saint Gemma!
You have been my close friend and intercessor
since I first learned of you from EWTN feature of the
Saints, on Januaury 2nd, 2013. All I ask of you,
Is to make me a saint like you. In Jesus name.
Amen.

tango mai said...

Happy Feast Day to our beloved St. Gemma Galgani! It was St. Gemma that brought me back to Our Lord, Jesus Christ! Thank you St. Gemma for answering all my prayers! May I continue to love you and ask for your prayers to offer to Our Lord each and everyday of my life! All of Heaven are rejoicing for you St. Gemma Galgani!!!

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