Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Monday, July 10, 2006

St. Veronica Giuliani

St. Veronica Giuliani

St. Veronica was 17 years old when she joined the Poor Clare's order of Capuchins. Twenty years later she received the stigmata. Like St. Francis of Assisi, she was terribly humbled by the stigmata receiving in their own flesh the wounds that our savior bore.
"Why did God grant the stigmata to Francis of Assisi and to Veronica? God alone knows the deepest reasons, but as Celano points out, the external sign of the cross is a confirmation of these saints’ commitment to the cross in their lives. The stigmata that appeared in Veronica’s flesh had taken root in her heart many years before. It was a fitting conclusion for her love of God and her charity toward her sisters." (from
Now where in the Bible is the word stigmata....?

A nice discourse on Stigmata can be found at :


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