Gemma had acquired, through
Divine Providence, the Spiritual Director Father Germano of St.
In a letter written to
her confessor Monsignor Volpi, Gemma related how she was first acquainted
with Father Germano through a vision … She wrote, “ … I said a
special prayer to Jesus in the Sacrament … I felt internally recollected
and soon lost myself. I found myself before Jesus but He was not
alone. He had with Him a man with white hair; by his habit I knew
him to be a Passionist priest; he had his hands joined and he prayed
fervently. I looked at him and Jesus spoke these words, “Daughter,
do you know him?” I said no, as was true. “See,” He added, “this
priest will be your director, and he will be the one who will recognize
in you the infinite works of My mercy.”
Note: This white haired
priest was Father Germano who would play such an important role
in God’s plan for St. Gemma’s Life.