Gemma’s Saint Friends

I thank Almighty God who sent His one and only Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ to save us from our sins and who has paved our road to heaven.

To tread the steep, straight and narrow path that leads directly to God is no easy task fraught with obstacles and difficulties. One is met with many dangers, difficulties and invisible forces that oppose. Gemma knew this only too well, and being close to God, underwent a life full of tribulations. The evil one never ceased to disturb and even in her weakened state would only increase his torments.

But when the attacks are enhanced God only multiplies His helps. One of Gods ways was the Divine assistance offered to Gemma by other Saints. The Saints (this is to my knowledge as there will be many more, please forgive my ignorance) that helped Gemma during her Life are St Gabriel Possenti, St Margaret Mary Alacoque, St Alphonsus Maria de Liguori and St Paul of the Cross.

These Saints, having lived brave and heroic lives, have also been of inspiration to me and a strong influence in my life.

Neither time nor space can ever destroy true friendships. To follow are short summaries of each Saint and how they have played an important role in the life of Saint Gemma.

St. Gabriel Possenti

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

St. Paul of the Cross

St. Alphonsus de Liguori