St. Gemma Galgani was a beautiful Italian laywoman born near Lucca, in 1878. She lived in obscurity and died at age 25, yet has become fondly known the world over as “The Gem of Christ.” This book, wirtten by her spiritual director shortly after her death, is the primary source of information about this holy girl who saw and conversed almost continuously with her Guardian Angel. A mystic, stigmatic, visionary, ecstatic, victim soul, discerner of spirits, prophetess, spouse of Christ, zealot for souls, devotee of the Poor Souls in Purgatory, St. Gemma Galgani possessed every hallmark of sanctity. This book will give everyone the confidence that great sanctity can be attained even while living as a lay person in the world. Paper.