"As a Jew who is a Catholic convert, Pope Pius XII is one of my all time heroes. During the holocaust he helped over 350,000 Jewish people to safety, hiding thousands in the Vatican and other churches, convents and rectories. "Read more about him in this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_XII_and_the_Holocaust
St Gemma Born: March 12, 1878 Extraordinary Mystical Experiences begin: 1898 Miraculous Cure: Friday, March 3, 1899 -1st Friday of the month (Sacred Heart devotion) Received Stigmata: June 8, 1899 -Vigil of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Died: Holy Saturday, April 11, 1903 Beatified: May 14, 1933 by Pope Pius XI Canonized: May 2, 1940 by Pope Pius XII
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