Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Grave of America's Only Stigmatic

Rose Ferron exhibited the visible wounds of Christ, including those inflicted by the crown of thorns, for the last ten years of her life. Her tombstone is in French.

Precious Blood Cemetery

Address:
Diamond Hill Rd, Woonsocket, RI
Directions:
Precious Blood Cemetery. I-295 exit 11. Drive north on Hwy 114. Hwy 114 will make a sharp left onto Pine Swamp Rd. At the intersection of Hwys 114 and 126 continue straight down Diamond Hill Rd. The cemetery is one block down, at the corner of Diamond Hill Rd and Rathbun St. Enter cemetery and make an immediate right. Rose's grave is on this road, two lots after the next intersection.
Admission:
Free
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Stigmatisee.

Grave of America's Only Stigmatic

Here are some better photos of the grave than the ones that I sent to you for this tip a few weeks ago.

[Bill La Civita, 06/06/2013]

Even though Rose Ferron's gravestone is in French, English-only visitors can still see that she was a "Stigmatisee" and a "Victime de Son Jesus." The stone's engraved Crown of Thorns is a visual bonus.

Cemetery entrance.

Grave of America's Only Stigmatic

Rose Ferron, stigmatic, wore the visible wounds of Christ including the crown of thorns for the last ten years of her life. She is the USA's only stigmatic. She is buried in Precious Blood Cemetery. Please note: everything is written in French, including her gravestone. Until a generation or two ago, this was a French-speaking community.

In the Ukranian orthodox church she has been glorified, which is the first step to becoming a saint. There is a shrine to her in Taylor, Michigan.

[Bill La Civita, 05/31/2013]

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