AFTER ELEVEN FALSE PROPHETS ARE MURDERED, MULDER AND SCULLY TRY TO PROTECT A LITTLE BOY SHOWING THE MARKS OF CRUCIFIXION ON HIS BODY FROM A KILLER TARGETING STIGMATICS.
Shortly after the murder of a man claiming to bear the wounds of Christ (stigmata), a little boy in Ohio exhibits similar wounds. Mulder tells Scully of eleven previous cases of people claiming to have stigmata, but that all eleven were murdered by someone who relentlessly stalk them. To protect young Kevin from a similar fate, Mulder and Scully sifted through Biblical tradition, religious beliefs, and the shattered past of Kevin's own family. Mulder refuses to believe that the case actually involves religious phenomena, while Scully suspects that the evidence before them points to divine intervention. A strange groundskeeper, a wealthy industrialist and a man committed to an insane asylum for his religious beliefs lead Scully to a crisis of faith that may spell life or death for an innocent child.