St Gemma feast day Novena begins Tuesday

Novena in honor of St Gemma begins Tuesday, April 3, or Triduum begins on Monday, April 9.

The Novena (9 days) in honor of Saint Gemma's feast day begins this Tuesday, April 3, and ends on Saint Gemma's feast day, Wednesday April 11th.

Click here for: Novena in honor of Saint Gemma

If you miss the Novena, you can also do the Tridiuum in honor of Saint Gemma (3 days), which will begin on Holy Thursday, April 9.

Click here for: Triduum in honor of Saint Gemma

Also, for those interested I have listed on EBAY a beautiful and ornate Passionist/St Gemma metal wall crucifix with relic attached. It is solid metal with a solid-thick felt backing. Those interested can view it here:

"What happy moments I spent with Jesus! How could I return His affections? With what words could I express His love, and for this poor creature? Yet He did deign to come. It's truly impossible, yes, it is impossible not to love Jesus. How many times He asked me if I love Him and if I truly love Him. And do you still doubt it, my Jesus? So, He unites ever more closely with me, talks to me, says He wants me to be perfect, that He too loves me very much and I should reciprocate." -St Gemma Galgani


fatheranthonyho said...

Thanks for the reminder of the Saint's Feast Day. God bless.

Deborah said...

I wanted to thank you for your website on St. Gemma. I’m in RCIA and I was having a difficult time choosing a patron saint - most saints seem so perfectly out of reach, but Gemma really speaks to me.

What originally led me to St. Gemma was the date of her death - April 11th and Holy Saturday. I will be baptized this Easter Vigil, the 11th, and by a rare coincidence, on this year my birthday, April 12th, falls on Easter. It is not often that the dates align and Gemma’s last year coincides with this one, which for me will be the first in my new life.

I happened to find your site today – just in time to start her Novena this Friday. Thank you again.

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Father Anthony,
Thank you for your comment. May God bless you also!

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Deborah,
It is a pleasure to meet you.

It is wonderful to hear that you are in the RCIA and will be Baptised on Holy Saturday! What a special grace! I am sure you will find in St Gemma a special friend and patron before God.

I pray that God may draw you ever closer to Himself this Lent and guide you along in your spiritual journey.

United in the heart of Jesus,

Anonymous said...

dear Glenn , im from India n you had vv kindly sent me pictures of St .Gemma touched to the relic. thank you for telling us about the novena. Am definetly making it .have a Happy Happy Easter , n will keep you n your family in my prayers on that day, in a special way thanks once again God bless AVRIL

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Avril,
Thanks for your comments.
I hope you and yours have a blessed Easter also.
I unite with you in prayer,

fatheranthonyho said...

It's so inspired to read about the comment of Deborah.

On April 11th I will baptized a number of Chinese catechumens. I invited one young lady to use the name "Gemma" as her baptismal and confirmation name because April 11 is the Feast of St. Gemma.

Thanks Glenn again for reminding me of her Feast Day, that I can share that with the catechumen who have now chosen this beautiful name for Baptism. God bless.

Glenn Dallaire said...

Dear Father Anthony,
It is wonderful to hear from you again!

I am glad to hear of the Chinese Catechumens who will be coming into the Church on the Easter Vigil--blessed be God! Wonderful too is that one of them is taking the name "Gemma" as their patron! May St Gemma be their special patroness and friend before our loving God!
I will pray for the intentions of all the Catechumens.

I hope you have a blessed Holy Week and Easter.

Union in the hearts of Jesus and Mary,