Lourdes: the miracles stories – origin and development of a worldwide devotion

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The work’s purpose is to explain which causes contributed to the success of Lourdes and its devotion. This analysis starts from the comparison between the 18 Marian apparitions in Lourdes and other similar events happened in France, which had different results. After an initial contextualisation, some key aspects of Catholic Church of that age are analysed. In this study, two fields are examined in depth, according to the purpose of the text: medical science and literature, both connected with the topic of miracles.

Alessandro Di Marco

Lourdes: storie di miracoli
Genesi e sviluppo di una devozione planetaria

Firenze University Press, Firenze 2016

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