The Story of Therese Neumann Author:Albert Paul Schimberg On Thursday night, March 4, 1926, in the town of Konnersreuth, Bavaria, a young peasant woman named Therese Neumann lay in bed, very weak and ill of what had been diagnosed as influenza. Suddenly she saw Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. — "I saw Him kneeling on the ground, and I saw everything else in the garden, the trees, the rocks and also ... more »the three disciples. All at once I felt such vehement pain in my side that I thought my last moment had come. Then I felt something running down my body. It was blood."
Thus did the stigmata come to Therese Neuman. Then in September, 1927, she began a total abstinence. From that time forward she neither ate nor drank. In the thirty-five years since 1927, the world has learned of this mystic and her ecstasies, of her stigmata and her total abstinence, through books and newspaper articles and the reports of visitors to Konnersreuth. Here is a summary account of her extraordinary life.« less