There have been 321 cases of authentic stigmatization recorded. A stigmatist is one who by his close relation to the Crucified Jesus partakes visibly or invisibly of His Sacred Wounds. St. Francis of Assisi was the first stigmatist (though some theologians think St. Paul the Apostle bore Christ’s wounds). Padre Pio, who died in 1968, was the first priest to have the stigmata. No Protestant has ever received this mark of Christ’s love.
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.“It was Saint Helena who discovered the True Cross in Jerusalem in 326, four years before she died. She built churches on Mount Calvary, at Bethlehem and in the little town of Fostat in Egypt where the Holy Family went in flight when Jesus was a Child.” https://t.co/aZehxsQdAA1 day ago