Giulio Massa

 

Above photo (from here) is Giulio Massa with visible stigmata on his left hand.

 

 

Rough translation from Italian. Following information is from this book summary. Titled "On the Way With Giulio Following Jesus" tells the story of Julius, a family man, married, two children. Giulio does not want to attract attention to himself but on the messages that the Lord, through him, the world turns. Every year during Lent until Good Friday, Giulio relives the Passion and Death on the Cross and the Resurrection of Jesus. For years, is followed by several priests and participate once or twice a month for group meetings prayer at the Avvocatella of Cava de 'Tirreni (Sa Sanctuary).

The book "On the Way With Giulio Following Jesus", written by journalist Ivano Camponeschi, with a preface by Bishop S.E. Mgr. Giuseppe Fiorini Morosini, it was necessary to prevent around the figure of Giulio Massa were born legends and unsubstantiated inferences from facts. The work traces faithfully, by means of testimonials from doctors, priests, friends and comrades of prayer, the advent of the Stigmata depicting the Passion of Jesus; first only the hands and then, gradually, more and more significant: those feet, those at the front, caused by the crown of thorns; one to the chest, caused by the spear of the Roman soldier, on the whole body, the marks of the scourging. Giulio Massa, during the period of Lent, faces many sufferings which are exacerbated by the day until Good Friday, during which Julius spends about 8 hours in ecstasy, hours in which, again, is expressed in Aramaic and ancient Hebrew; the same day, is manifested in authentic voice, even St. Pio of Pietrelcina and joins the prayers of the priests who assist Giulio until its revival. The events narrated in the book represent the strict record of what happened to Giulio Massa.

 

*Learn more about these events here. Videos here.

 

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