Saturday, June 28, 2003

In Canton, the dedication of a grotto next to the home of a reported visionary and stigmatist

A small shrine next to the house on 25th Street NE was dedicated Friday, another amenity for the stream of visitors who come to the house of the woman who said she was visited by Jesus and St. Therese. Rhoda Wise, who died in 1948, also reportedly suffered from stigmata, or wounds resembling those Jesus received when he was crucified. Since the death of her daughter, Anna Mae, in 1995, the house has been owned and maintained by Our Lady of the Angels monastery in Alabama.

(That's the monastery associated with EWTN and Mother Angelica, who attributes the cure of some adolescent abdominal problems to a meeting with and prayers from Rhoda Wise)