Filomena "Mea" Carnevale
Above image is of Filomena Carnevale with visible stigmata.
*Read/view interview with granddaughter of direct Filomena Carnival, the daughter of a sister, and met her personally, saw the stigmata and touched them. In Abruzzo few people know the story of her "Aunt Mea" as the family calls her.
Reported here. From the Dictionary of the Apparitions of the Virgin Mary (R. Laurentin) - From 1938/1939 until her death, a stigmatic shepherdess, the daughter of poor peasants, Philomena Carnival (1926-1959), claimed to see the Virgin and receive messages. Her gifts were numerous: rapture, prophecy, reading of souls . On March 23, 1956 the bishop of the diocese initiated an investigation and medical canon: the outcome was positive. After the death of Philomena, many pilgrims came to pray at her tomb. On June 2, 1969 a the Fraternity of the Father was founded according to her wishes and with the approval of bishops. This opened an information process to introduce her cause of beatification.
March 19, 2009 - The 50th anniversary of the death of Philomena Carnevale
It was at this time in her short life that Filomena received a mysterious gift. Wounds appeared on the hands, feet, chest and even on the right shoulder. This plague according to her confessors was one of the most painful for her and re-proposed the wound of the cross that Jesus bore on Calvary. Philomena Carnevale died in San Vincenzo Valle Bush March 17, 1959, just 30 years of age. It's been 50 years yet the echo of her words is still a clear comfort to those who come to see her.