Post by Eric Gajewski on Jul 12, 2018 13:22:14 GMT
TRADCATKNIGHT: Saint Mary Frances of the Five Wounds of Jesus (Anna-Maria Gallo, 1715-1791)
-An Italian laywoman (3rd Order Franciscan) who bore the stigmata
HER BIRTH—PREDICTIONS AND SIGNS OF HER FUTURE SANCTITY. St Mary Frances of the Five Wounds of Jesus (Santa Maria Francesca delle cinque piaghe di Gesu) was born in Naples, Italy on the 25th day of March, 1715. Her parents were Francesco Gallo and Barbara Basinsin. She was baptized with the name Anna Maria (Gallo) at the local Parish Church of S.S. Francis and Matthew in Naples. He father was said to be a severe and greedy man, who allegedly had a fiery temper, and from him the saint and her mother had very much to suffer. He subjected them to ill-treatment and excessively hard work, which caused them both health issues. However her mother, Barbara Basinsin, was a gentle and pious person who was patient in bearing with the brutal conduct of her husband.