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stig·ma   [stig-muh]  –noun,     plural stig·ma·ta ....   


1. a mark of disgrace or infamy; a stain or reproach, as on one's reputation.

2. Medicine/Medical.

a. a mental or physical mark that is characteristic of a defect or disease: the stigmata of leprosy.

b. a place or point on the skin that bleeds during certain mental states, as in hysteria.


4. Botany. the part of a pistil that receives the pollen.

5. stigmata, marks resembling the wounds of the crucified body of Christ, said to be supernaturally impressed

           on the bodies of certain persons, esp. nuns, tertiaries, and monastics.

6. Archaic. a mark made by a branding iron on the skin of a criminal or slave.

[Origin: 1580–90;



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Magdalene Dairies by Rachael Romero353 9. AD STIGMATA by Rachael Romero Anima Sola holy cardB Rachael Romero

Anima Sola refers to lost soul.i It is my response to the holy cards given in the Pines. They were our only gift options--a form of currency.

                                                                                  --Rachael Romero

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The above Magdalane Laundry images of Enslavement were shown at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery at the Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre,South Australia University, Adelaide, South Australia in 2014

Mangle by Rachael Romero Washing and Ironing PINES Laundry by Rachael Romer