This is a photo of a
cloth that still has Gemma’s dried blood on it from a mystical scourging
she received. In a letter addressed to Father Germanus Gemma gladly
exclaimed, “Father, how good Jesus is. … Jesus gives me some little
present (suffering) and to the usual ones he has added another very
precious one this week. He made me experience some blows of a whip
all over my body, quite painful, Father. But I know that it can’t
be anything compared to the terrible blows of my poor Jesus.