Some people who claim to have suffered from stigmata are St. Francis of Assisi, Padre Pio and Therese Neumann, says Mystics of the Church and Catholic Online. St. Francis, who longed to share the sufferings of Christ, was given the stigmata near the end of his life, says Catholic Online.Continue Reading
Padre Pio, who was born in Italy and named for Francis of Assisi, received his stigmata on Sept. 20, 1918, according to Catholic Online. He was the first priest in the history of the Catholic church to receive the stigmata. The blood from his stigmata smelled of flowers.
Therese Neumann was born in Germany in 1898. Starting in 1918, she fell victim to a series of illnesses that left her blind and partially paralyzed. Then, thanks to the intercession of Therese of Lisieux, who had died the year she was born, she was healed of her blindness and received the stigmata just before Easter of 1926, says Mystics of the Church.Learn more about Conditions & Diseases