Anna Maria Castreca - Marked with the stigmata and died as Abbess in the odour of sanctity
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Friar Herbert Thurston - The Physical Phenomenon of Mysticism
This nun, at the age of twenty-seven, suddenly put on the outward semblance of childhood, completely forgetting all that she had previously learnt. The condition persisted for some months, and then as suddenly disappeared.
She had also before this exhibited the phenomena of paralysis, loss of sight, inability to take nourishment, clairvoyance, and innumerable convulsive seizures in which she was violently thrown to the ground.
She was subsequently marked with the stigmata and died as Abbess in the odour of sanctity A.D. 1736,
The source of the experienceOther religious person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBlindness, macular degeneration and other sight impairment
Paralysis, amputation and nerve system damage