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The Tomb of Father Germano

Father Germano C.P. (St. Gemma’s Spiritual Director) is buried in the same chapel as St. Gemma Galgani. He authored the classic book, The Life of St. Gemma Galgani. Many illustrious people hold Fr. Germano in high esteem. Pope (St.) Pius X having read Father Germanos “Life of St. Gemma Galgani,” instructed the Cardinal Secretary of State to write to the author as follows:

"The Holy Father has charged me to make known to you the great pleasure he derived from reading the book in which you display a deep knowledge of mystical theology and describe the riches of extraordinary graces that Our Lord poured so abundantly into the soul of that innocent maiden. The August Pontiff trusts that by reading this Life, hearts become more inflamed with that love of the supernatural which the enemies of the Faith strive to obliterate." - Cardinal Merry Del Val