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Gemma Galgani

Gem of Christ

The first canonised 20th-century saint

By: Kirkham, John-Paul

Format: A6 Paperback

Dimensions: 10.5cm by 14.8cm

ISBN : 9781860827105

Number of Pages: 64

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Publication Date: 18 Jan 2011

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Product Code: B738


As war raged in 1940s Europe, Gemma Galgani, a young and beautiful Italian girl, was made a saint - the first to have lived in the 20th Century: she died in 1903. Born into the “modern world”, her life of goodness and suffering, together with her writings of the love of God, have left a role model of Christian living for many young people living in this secular age. She carried the five wounds of Christ and is considered by many a visionary and mystic.

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Mr Patrick Williams


Excellent and concise telling of the life and death of Saint Gemma Galgani who joined Christ at the young age of 25 years. She was a 'stigmatist' and was unable to follow her desired calling to join a religious order owing to a lifetime of infirmity but still gave herself selflessly and completely to God. An interesting and detailed account that is hard to put down.