On 16th May the Memorial of St. Gemma Galgani is celebrated by the Passionist Congregation.
All powerful God, you made the virgin St. Gemma Galgani a living image of your Crucified Son. Through her prayers, may we suffer with Christ and so share in his glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
“In the same year 1896 another desire grew in me; I felt growing in me a desire to love totally Jesus Crucified and together with this desire to suffer and assist Jesus in his sufferings.” – St. Gemma Galgani [The Voices of Gemma Galgani, The Life and Afterlife of a Modern Saint, Rudolph M. Bell and Cristina Mazzoni, p. 38]