September 6, 2007 12:46am CST
Devout Christians have suffered unexplained wounds like those of Jesus on the cross. Others have the wounds only intermittently, often during trance states while witnessing vivid visions of Christ's Passion or during specific Christian holy days. "St. Francis had a vision of Seraphim in 1224 and immediately afterwards showed stigmata, lesions that reflect those suffered by Christ". "Therese Nuemann from Germany announced (1926) that Christ had appeared before her. Immediately she felt excruciating pain and blood began to flow from a side wound. Then stigmata began appearing on her forehead, and she started losing up to half a liter of blood a day". HOW WOULD YOU EXPLAIN STIGMATA?