By MAX JORDAN
Theresa Neumann, stigmatised peasant woman, of Konnersreuth, Bavaria, is still alive and unharmed, according to reliable information obtained in Cologne from Catholic sources.
Little news has reached the outside world for over five years of the famous stigmatic. In November, 1939, she had been living for 12 years with the Most Blessed Sacrament as her only nourishment. Neither had she taken any liquid since receiving the stigmata during the Lenten season of 1926. Yet her strength anti weight had not diminished.
In 1937, the Sacred Congregation of 'the Holy Office in Rome formerly asked for an examination and Theresa Neumann willingly gave her written assent, though her father specified certain conditions which he deemed necessary if he was to approve of his ailing daughter's being taken out of the house.
No further steps had been taken up to 1939 and nothing has become known since whether such an examination has taken place.