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Passionists Badge and Crucifix Placed on St. Gemma
Gemma’s Room at the Giannini Home

After Gemma’s death, the Nuns who cared for her took charge of her body. At the suggestion of one who well knew her longings to be a Passionist, Gemma was clothed in brown and had the badge of the Passionist Institute placed upon her breast. Also, a crucifix was laid in her hands. A priest who was present stated, “Blessed Gemma, who knew how to live as an angel and die as a Saint.”