Stigmata is spontaneous manifestation of bloody wounds on a person's hands, feet, forehead and back - similar to the wounds of the crucified Jesus. Those who describe stigmata categorize these experiences as divine or mystical. History tells us that many ecstatic bear on hands, feet, side, or brow the marks of the Passion of Christ with corresponding and intense sufferings. These are called visible stigmata. Others only have the sufferings, without any outward marks, and these phenomena are called invisible stigmata.
There have been over 500 reported stigmatics who have displayed wounds similar to those inflicted upon Jesus. The first recorded case of these wounds was in the year 1222, by a man named Stephen Langton of England. Saint Francis of Assisi first suffered the wounds in La Verna, Italy, in 1224.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:22 AM on Jun. 18, 2009
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Answer by ptomom678 at 12:17 AM on Jun. 18, 2009
I think it is either over active imagination, the power of suggestion or at worst Satan imitating Christ for the purpose of drawing worship away from Christ to humans.
There was only one Christ, one savior, one messiah.
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