One of the most visually provocative miracles of the church, and also one of its most wonderful blessings. Are these often bloody episodes a reflection of a deep bond with Christ? Or a more mysterious phenomena? What is the process by which the Church officially recognizes some, rejects others?
In this episode of Mysteries of The Church, we examine the intense, visually provocative miracle of stigmata in the cases of Padre Pio, St. Francis of Assisi, and others. We also look at how stigmata effects everyday New Yorkers who are led by Christ. How do these symbols inspire?