I'm quite ashamed that I got interested in this after watching the film of the same name. but does anyone know anything more about it??
interesting, Please tell:eek!!!!:escargot said:I once had stigmata-like wounds which I seemed to acquire in very spooky, heavily-symbolic Christian cirumstances.
I feel unsettled and perplexed about it to this day, about 10 years later. Brrr.
If we acept that atleast some cases of stigmata are manafestations of spiritual extacy then the reason for the inconsistasncy in the positioning of the wounds is plane.carole said:What puzzles me is, the Romans used to nail through the wrists, as nailing through the hands wouldn't support the weight of the body on the cross. All the pictures of stignatics I've seen have the marks on the wrists. Something wrong somewhere . . .
Oh yes, I've heard of her. She really freaks me out. I lose all rationality and start shrieking "Mammy was right! Mammy was right" It's a fine line for a Catholic Agnostic.Homerjaymc said:I don't know if anyone has heard of her, but there's an Irish stigmatic, Christina Gallagher from Mayo (Achill, I think). She reportedly suffers the usual stigmatic wounds, aswell as having visions, which she regards as prophecies of things to come...
The only time I've heard this is on the film Stigmata. They also said that no one had ever exhibited all the wounds of Christ (which is not true) and that if anyone did exhibit all the wounds, it would kill them (strike three). Pretty looking film, with the silvery look to it, but that's about it. Rather disappointing, I felt.Spooky angel said:I'm sure I heard somewhere that according to Catholicism (I'm not Catholic, maybe someone who is, could help out), there are meant to be at any one time only 12 true stigmatics in the world.
I know what you mean. I generally pride myself on my rational nature, but I still like to scare the crap out of myself by reading about weird happenings...beakboo said:Oh yes, I've heard of her. She really freaks me out. I lose all rationality and start shrieking "Mammy was right! Mammy was right" It's a fine line for a Catholic Agnostic.
Well when he fled from Mecca to Medina (the Hegira?) the city of Mecca didn't say "you were right, Mohamed". Medina had to make war on Mecca. I don't know the name of the battle where Mohamed was wounded, better check with your Imammobeena said:I haven't got it yet - what battle? What wounds? What the hell is this? You follow a religion for 21 years....