In her short life, Gemma Galgani
was devoted to prayer and helping the poor. She had to finish her schooling early due to chronic pain and when her father died, she soon found herself acting as mom to her seven younger siblings. In addition to poor health, she experienced the stigmata and ecstasy. She died at the age of 25 with a smile on her face. Invoked for the protection of parents, she could be a great intercessor for the whole family.