from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stigmatic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person whose body is marked by stigmata; a stigmatic

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One believed to be supernaturally impressed with the marks of Christ's wounds. See stigma, 8.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One on whom the stigmata, or marks of Christ's wounds, are said to be supernaturally impressed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person whose body is marked by religious stigmata (such as marks resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ)


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  • The circular injuries, which weeped almost a cup of blood a day, were paralleled to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus and led to the former monk being identified as a stigmatist. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • In similar fashion, I believe the person who has been abused, while on the road of recovery, perhaps all of their lives, will periodically relive the event with all it's pain and suffering - only now, like the stigmatist, the person may have a better awareness of who they are and what happened to them and what the pain means.

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  • I love the story of John of the Cross on an outing with the novices who were excited to visit a local stigmatist.

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  • A stigmatist for fifty years, his vow of obedience led him to submit to several scientific examinations that failed to uncover any natural explanation.

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  • I don't want to be the orator, the verbal stigmatist, or a legionnaire of the many diarists trying to guide others.

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  • I also watched a living stigmatist, the Syrian Orthodox

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  • Today we commemorate the great Dominican mystic and stigmatist, St. Catherine de 'Ricci

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  • Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, a stigmatist, and perhaps more affectionately known as Padre Pio, once said: 'It would be easier for the earth to carry on without the sun than without the Holy Mass'.

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