By Venerable Fr. Germanus, C.P.
Tan Books, Soft Cover 353 pages
“St. Gemma Galgani was a beautiful Italian laywoman born near Lucca, in 1878. She lived in obscurity and died at age 25, yet has become fondly known the world over as “The Gem of Christ”. Orphaned at seven, she nonetheless had been well schooled in spirituality by her holy mother, and from that early foundation in the Faith, quickly rose to the highest stages of sanctity and is considered by authorities on spirituality to have advanced through all nine of the classic stages of growth in holiness.
Written by her spiritual director shortly after her death, The Life of St. Gemma Galgani is the primary source of information about this holy girl who saw and conversed almost continuously with her Guardian Angel. A mystic, stigmatic, visionary, ecstatic, victim soul, discerner of spirits, prophetess, spouse of Christ, zealot for souls, devotee of the Poor Souls in Purgatory, St. Gemma Galgani possessed every hallmark of sanctity.” (From the back Cover)