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Giannini Well
Gemma’s Room at the Giannini Home

Gemma threw herself into this well at the Giannini house to overcome a temptation. One day when Gemma had finished eating dinner, the devil appeared to her and snorting with rage threatened to overcome her at any cost with a temptation against purity. Gemma turned pale, raised her hands to Heaven, and without hesitation ran straight to a deep well in the garden. It was winter and the water was freezing. She made the Sign of the Cross, and threw herself in. She most certainly would have drowned had not some invisible hand come to her assistance and drawn her shivering from the water.