Theresa Neumann

Theresa Neumann, was born on good Friday in 1898 in Northern Bavaria. At the age of 20 she was in an accident and became blind and paralysed. She received a miraculous healing in 1923 through prayers to St. Therese of Lisieux.

A famous German mystic and stigmatist visited by so many GI's after W.W.II. She did not sleep and lived without food or liquids except for the daily Eucharist, from 1926 to 1962.

Stigmata, or sacred wounds of Christ, began to appear on her head, breast, hands and feet every Friday while she experiences the passion of Christ. Yogananda later said that in her past life she was Mary Magdalene. She is here to show (like Giri Bala) that it is possible to live on God's Light".

Throughout the 36 years that Theresa bore the stigmata, thousands of tourists would file into her small cottage to witness the miracle. Theresa died in 1962.


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