Sunday, September 14, 2008

St Gemma Galgani

Passionist convent in Lucca: Saint Gemma Galgani

Last year I was fortunate to hear Mass at the Passionist Church in Lucca which houses the tomb of St Gemma Galgani. Near her tomb are the the tombs of her spiritual director Venerable Germanus and St. Gemma’s confessor Monsignor Volpi

The Church is outside the historic medieval city walls of Lucca but if any visit the city they will find the Church easily as it is not far by foot from the train station.

There is a new website dedicated to the saint. It is simply entitled Saint Gemma Galgani and is the work of one man with a special devotion to the saint.

Hattip to The Hermeneutic of Continuity