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Category: The human body

The mysterious phenomenon of stigmata as depicted by Saint Francis

History of stigmata

The history of stigmata goes back for many centuries. For over seven hundred and fifty years there have been individual Christians who have exhibited on their bodies the physical marks of Christ’s suffering. How do stigmata show? They have had wounds in their hands as if nails have been hammered through; their feet similarly have scarred and bled; some have had marks on the forehead corresponding to those which might

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Padre Pio, a famous case of stigmata

Padre Pio stigmata

On the morning of the 20th September 1918, after having celebrated Holy Mass, the priest Padre Pio retired to the choir stalls for his usual thanksgiving. The place was S. Giovanni Rotondo and the church, Our Lady of Grace.   Padre Pio stigmata – How it started Outside in the small piazza the morning was similar to most other mornings on the Gargano. The friary, lying at the foot of

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