The Lily of Lucca, Maria Gemma Umberta Pia Galgani, Daughter of Passion, The Gem of Christ, The Virgin of Lucca
Date of Birth:
March 12, 1878
Date of Death:
April 11, 1903
She is a recipient of the stigmata.
A fervent writer and with so much love for Christ, Saint Gemma was wholly devoted to the teaching of the Church.
Maria Gemma Umberta Pia Galgani (March 12, 1878 – April 11, 1903) was an Italian mystic, venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church since 1940. She has been called the "Daughter of Passion" because of her profound imitation of the Passion of Christ.