« PreviousContinue »
Stigmas.—Last publ shed record of this inheritance was in the XII century, the stigmas upon the person of Saint Francis of Assizi, Italy. There are on my body the same marks, in the locations that the Roman cross marks at its cruel executions. A scabby sore is on my right breast, near the nipple -always open. On the back of each hand, in the center, are breaking sores; on the inside of each hand are gristly lumps; on my back, and opposite the front or opening sore, is a lump larger than an egg, resembling a fatty tumor at the left side of and near the backbone. In line between the front and rear sores my bowels have always felt and acted as partially paralyzed. Feet not pierced; the shinbone has skin discolored.
WM. TAYLOR, Age 83.