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Christina of Hamm, Bl.

CHRISTINA OF HAMM, BL.

Flourished 15th century, Westphalia, Germany. According to W. Rolevinck in Fasciculus temporum (1482) 12 witnesses testified that a young girl named Stine, who had recently been baptized in 1464, had borne the stigmata (see stigmatization) in her hands, feet, and side. She was honored with a popular cult. Her feast day was probably adopted from that of Christina of Stommeln.

Feast: June 22.

Bibliography: k. honselmann, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche 2 2:1129. a. schÜtte, Handbuch der deutschen Heiligen (Cologne 1941) 88.

[m. g. mcneil]

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