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Did St Paul Have The Stigmata?

Since st Francis of Asisi received the stigmata in 1214,about 26 saints of the roman catholic church have been known to have received the stigmata.The questuion here is was Francis of Asisi the first person to receive the stigmata? st paul alluded to having had the stigmata.Take a look at the quotations from st paul

1 cor 12:7-9

And lest i should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations,a thorn in the flesh was given me ,a messenger of satan to buffet me,lest i be exalted above measure.Concerning this thing i pleaded with the lord three times that it might depart from me.And he said to me my grace is sufficient for you.My strenghth is made perfect in your weakness.Therefore most gladly i will rather boast in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

GAL 6:17

from now on let no one trouble me,for i bear in my body the marks of the lord Jesus

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calosein,have you heard about the blessed anne catherine emmerich,what do you yhink about her visions ?

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olboy tonye, you are on your own oh. who teach you that kind thing.

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@carlosein, thank you oh. . . which means for any one to make heaven them must get STIGMATA too. . . because i think say Jesus say "anyone weh one follow am should pick up their cross too and follow him", afterall na for the cross Jesus get him own stigmata, abi no b so?

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also, there are 62 known saints who are stigmatists, not 26.

refer to link above for list of names of about 30.

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stigmata, tonye-t are the wounds of our Lord Jesus which he incurred during his passion, crucifixion and death.

see link:

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14294b.htm

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mr david lan could you please explain what he meant by the marks of the Lord Jesus to prove your assertion that I am deluded

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please whats a STIGMATA?, do you mean a recurring infirmity in believers life or some attack by the devil, because what i know is that every believer must be tried by the devil if you must make it to heaven, ask me how

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easy on the man david. how can he be deluded if he's trying to find out?

@poster, people often attribute the stigmata to St Paul (based on above passage and some other sources too(?))

but strictly speaking, i don't think he was and this passage doesn't (in my opinion) state so.

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chukwudi, Paul called it an infirmity not a stigmata . . . you're deluded.

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SORRY I ACTUALLY MEANT GALATIANS 6:17

FROM NOW ON ,LET NO ONE TROUBLE ME FOR I BEAR IN MY BODY THE MARKS OF THE LORD JESUS

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