Mystical stigmata...still exist?


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This is kinda a stupid question but does mystical stigmata still exist today? I have read detail about it and such but I just wanted to know what YOU GUYS thought about it or something. Is there anyone here who has experienced it or knew someone that did? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?


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[quote=Paris Blues]This is kinda a stupid question but does mystical stigmata still exist today? I have read detail about it and such but I just wanted to know what YOU GUYS thought about it or something. Is there anyone here who has experienced it or knew someone that did? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?
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Read thoses who bore the wounds of Christ.Yes it is real.Padre PIO had it.People still get it.God Bless
PS.As I am sure you are over whelmed, but have you run into the incorruptables yet?


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Overwhelmed? Huh? Incorruptables…am I suppose to know what that is?
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[quote=Paris Blues]Overwhelmed? Huh? Incorruptables…am I suppose to know what that is?
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I converted in 94 and I was quite overwhelmed with the lives of the saints.Incurruptables are Saints whose bodies were preserved after death Saint Bernadette is one of them.God Bless
PS I thought you might be overwhelmed with the Eucharist, ecstacy,stigmata,ect.God Bless


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[quote=Lisa4Catholics]I converted in 94 and I was quite overwhelmed with the lives of the saints.Incurruptables are Saints whose bodies were preserved after death Saint Bernadette is one of them.God Bless
PS I thought you might be overwhelmed with the Eucharist, ecstacy,stigmata,ect.God Bless
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Hi Lisa4Catholics! Yes, I’ll admit I’m pretty overwhelmed with what you said and much, much more! In fact, I’m sooo overwhelmed with it all that I’m ALMOST to the point of disbelieving…I know, that’s pretty bad. But I DESIRE to believe and wonder why I can’t believe when I know it’s possible that it’s true, know what I mean?


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[quote=Paris Blues]Hi Lisa4Catholics! Yes, I’ll admit I’m pretty overwhelmed with what you said and much, much more! In fact, I’m sooo overwhelmed with it all that I’m ALMOST to the point of disbelieving…I know, that’s pretty bad. But I DESIRE to believe and wonder why I can’t believe when I know it’s possible that it’s true, know what I mean?
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How hard it is indeed. When I first began to learn about my Catholic faith I was so overwhelmed and so desired to learn everything that I jumped from one topic to the next and found myself overwhelmed and somewhat confused. I have found that if I pick a particular topic and stick with it for a little while that I learn it better and deeper. Maybe try taking something in particular and researching that for some time. If I might throw in my 2 cents, I would say start with the Eucharist. We’re in the midst of the year of the Eucharist and the Pope has come out with an Encyclical regarding it and there are TONS of books about it. Plus, the Catechism says the Eucharist is the source and summit of Christian life. No better place to start than the summit.


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Paris Blues

I think that you will appreciate this short sketch of Blessed Alexandrina.

Alexandrina Maria da Costa… From October 1938 Alexandrina began to suffer the passion of Jesus every Friday. … on Good Friday 1942 she began an absolute fast which lasted for the more than thirteen years until her death. The only nourishment which her body filled with pain received was Jesus in Holy Communion every morning …


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[quote=Paris Blues]This is kinda a stupid question but does mystical stigmata still exist today? I have read detail about it and such but I just wanted to know what YOU GUYS thought about it or something. Is there anyone here who has experienced it or knew someone that did? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?
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I personally know of this lady and met her a few times, don’t know if she is genuine, thats for the Church to decide, and she is still under investigation.
forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?p=444443#post444443


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Even freakier are the Eucharistic Miracles. Check them out if you have any doubts about transubstantiation!


#10

So can it happen to me or you then?


#11

So it can happen to you or me then?


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[quote=Paris Blues]So it can happen to you or me then?
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These Holy people ask to suffer and unite their suffering with Christ for good. God only give us what we can handle.God Bless


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[quote=Lisa4Catholics]These Holy people ask to suffer and unite their suffering with Christ for good. God only give us what we can handle.God Bless
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Hmmmm…so if we ALL on this forum asked, would it happen?


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[quote=Paris Blues]Hmmmm…so if we ALL on this forum asked, would it happen?
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The extent of suffering is Gods call not ours,the abandonment of the will of the saints to God is extra ordinary.They have emptied themselves to such an extent that they can endure such a phenomenon.God allows it and stregthens them enough to bear it.There is not just visible stigmata but also invisible stigmata.God work within people on different levels because spiritually we are at different levels.God Bless
PS get the book" Those who bore the wounds of Christ"


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[quote=Lisa4Catholics]The extent of suffering is Gods call not ours,the abandonment of the will of the saints to God is extra ordinary.They have emptied themselves to such an extent that they can endure such a phenomenon.God allows it and stregthens them enough to bear it.There is not just visible stigmata but also invisible stigmata.God work within people on different levels because spiritually we are at different levels.God Bless
PS get the book" Those who bore the wounds of Christ"
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So would invisible be the pains without the visible wounds? Like the saints would feel as if the passion was there but no one can see it, just feel it, right?


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[quote=Paris Blues]So would invisible be the pains without the visible wounds? Like the saints would feel as if the passion was there but no one can see it, just feel it, right?
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Correct.Padre Pio’s was taken visibly away for two years and returned for the rest of his life.On his death bed it went away including the scars.He was studied by doctors,they couldn’t figure it out:D One of them said it was because he looked at the crucifix too much.Padre Pio told the doctor to go and stare at a bull and see if he grows horns:rotfl: :hmmm: I wonder if he tried it?God Bless


#17

So it COULD happen to anyone even in this forum…or something like that! :hmmm:


#18

So it COULD happen to anyone even in this forum…or something like that! :hmmm:

It could happen to anyone who gives themselves so completely over to God that they are united in the Passion, yes. It doesn’t just happen to anyone walking down the street, however. Theoretically speaking, anyone with enough grace and dedication could receive the Stigmata, but it’s not something that can be aimed for specifically.


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[quote=Ghosty]It could happen to anyone who gives themselves so completely over to God that they are united in the Passion, yes. It doesn’t just happen to anyone walking down the street, however. Theoretically speaking, anyone with enough grace and dedication could receive the Stigmata, but it’s not something that can be aimed for specifically.
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Also, I don’t think that it is something that anyone aims for. When people aim to open themselves to God, and meditate on the passion, that is when this happens. This doesn’t happen to most who contemplate the passion, and those who do have it would rather it go away, but they don’t lose faith.


#20

I don’t think I would be able to handle this if it happened to me. I was reading more about it and it sounded so painful to have happen that I started hurting on hands and feet! :o It’s amazing how when you read something painful, you can start to feel pain yourself.

If I were a saint and had it happen, I would want to die!


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