St Gemma’s Sanctuary

Here you will see a bronze sepulchre under the altar where St Gemma is entombed. Also in the monastery are the remains of St Gemma’s spiritual director, Venerable Padre Germanus Ruoppolo, and Gemma’s Confessor, Monsignor Giovanni Volpi. Just outside the church there is a little museum with some of St Gemma’s clothes and personal objects. You can also find books about St Gemma, souvenirs, photos, holy cards and statues.

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Monastero-Santuario Santa Gemma in Lucca, Italy.

 

 

 

 

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Entrance to St Gemma’s Sanctuary.

 

 

 

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People from all over the world come to visit St Gemma.

 

 

 

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St Gemma’s tomb containing the Holy remains of St Gemma at the main altar of the Sanctuary-Monestary.

 

 

 

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Tomb of Venerable Father Germanus CP -St Gemma’s spiritual director.

 

 

 

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Tomb of Monsignor Giovanni Volpi. He was St Gemma’s confessor throughout her life.

 

 

 

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The mantlette and dress that St Gemma wore everyday.

 

 

 

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St Gemma’s personal items.

 

 

 

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Bed linens, handkerchiefs and clothes that were stained with blood from St Gemma’s stigmata.

 

 

 

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Shoes that St Gemma wore.

 

 

 

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Lace mat made by St Gemma.