Ven. Fr. Germanus, C.P.

Venerable Fr. Germanus, C.P. (1850 - 1909) was an Italian priest, author, and member of the Passionist Order.  He had the privilege of being the spiritual director and biographer of St. Gemma Galgani.  His book The Life of St. Gemma Galgani is published by TAN Books.


St. Gemma Galgani: Twentieth Century Stigmatist

There have been very few Saints who had all five sacred stigmata. The Spirit, as we read in St. John, “breatheth where He will” and as He will, and whether by much or by little, attains His most sublime ends. Gemma was to be among the number of the most privileged, participating not only in…


St. Gemma’s Gift of Supernatural Prayer

By means of prayer, the soul is enabled to lift itself near to God and thus live a spiritual life – that of Christian perfection.  This spiritual life has various degrees, and the soul that is enabled to pass through all of them will assuredly come to a full union with God. The first degrees…