... of the Used, Abused, and Utterly Screwed Up.

A Secular Franciscan looks at the world... with a more jaundiced eye than ever... and lots of ellipses for you to fill in the missing text...
(with thanks to Thomas S. Klise for the title)

Saturday, August 03, 2013

A miracle?

Mystery Catholic nun: Bleeds from head, hands while prophesying: Pulls down evil shrines, trees

I'm not questioning the veracity of the claims as I know nothing of the individuals involved in this news story. I do wonder why the vast majority of instances of stigmata occur to women rather than men. I know, the first stigmatic that we know of was St. Francis, and the most famous is St. Padre Pio, but other than that, I don't know of any men. All the instances I read of are of women, often nuns. I'm just wondering, that's all...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

maybe because there are so few other outlets available to them ;-)