Am starting this thread as in my research it has become apparent to me that there are a number of contemporary stigmatics (outside the English-speaking world) whose alleged phenomena are publicly documented and who have been the subject of serious investigation on the part the Church and those involved in testing mystical phenomena. Some of these are relatively well-known and have already been discussed on this forum, such as Myrna Nazzour, Julia Kim/Youn and Luz de Maria Bonilla while others may be less familiar outside their own countries: hence this thread. Prima facie, it would seem logical that any supposed heavenly messages conveyed by alleged stigmatics need to be taken seriously unless there is clear evidence either of fraud or theological error. Naturally caution is indispensable here (I recently heard a talk by Polish exorcist Fr Piotr Glas in which he said that he had met a surprisingly large number of supposed stigmatics at a conference in Chicago about whom he had doubts), and where there are purported phenomena there will always be controversy, but until proven false, these classic combinations of message and confirmatory sign would seem difficult to ignore. The stigmatics in question concerning whom I will be posting video evidence and whose messages I hope to translate for the reader's discernment (as always) are as follows: Eduardo Ferreira (São José dos Pinhais, Brazil) to whom MOG forum member Pijon has referred on a number of occasions http://www.rosamisticarainhadapaz.com.br/siteoficial/ Giulio Massa (Montecorvino Rovella, Italy) http://www.incamminocongiulio.it/ The recent book In cammino con Giulio seguendo Gesù by Ivan Camponeschi analyzing the phenomena connected with Giulio Massa was prefaced by Archbishop Giuseppe Fiorini Morosini of Reggio Calabria, a preface that can be downloaded free of charge at http://www.incamminocongiulio.it/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Giulio_prefazione.pdf Marco Ferrari (Paratico, Italy), alleged apparitions since 1994, book of messages prefaced by René Laurentin http://mammadellamore.it/ anonymous man: 'Lily among the thorns'/Giglio tra le spine (Italy) - actively followed by Fr Gabriele Amorth and Bishop Andrea Gemma http://www.veniteadme.org/messaggi-del-giglio-tra-le-spine-intervista-mons-gemma-e-padre-amorth/ Although the 'Lily among the thorns' apparitions appear to have stopped for the meanwhile, the first three stigmatics above all claim to be receiving ongoing communications which would seem to confirm the 'international prophetic consensus' mentioned elsewhere on this forum.