The Logic of Lourdes

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American Press, 1920 - Immaculate Conception - 70 pages
 

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Page 51 - We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instant of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin, is a doctrine revealed by God and therefore to be believed firmly and constantly by all the faithful.
Page 23 - La Grivotte" and the description is accurate of Mile Lebranchu, "a case of lupus which had preyed upon the unhappy woman's nose and mouth. Ulceration had spread and was hourly spreading and devouring the membrane in its progress. The cartilage of the nose was almost eaten away, the mouth was drawn all on one side by the swollen condition of the upper lip, the whole was a frightful distorted mass of matter and oozing blood.
Page 13 - ... to help in any way. Yet the doors are open to all who are competent to make serious investigations. There is nothing hidden. Thus Dr. Henry Head could see and talk as much as he liked. When he left he wrote Dr. Boissarie the following note : — " Above all, I should like to thank the authorities at Lourdes, most sincerely and most cordially, for having granted to me and to other doctors every facility for free and independent examination. All we have asked for has been generously given us. "...
Page 8 - Hyacinthe had turned more quickly and caught La Grivotte in her arms. A frightful fit of coughing, however, prostrated the unhappy creature upon the seat, and for five minutes she continued stifling, shaken by such an attack that her poor body seemed to be actually cracking and rending. Then a red thread oozed from between her lips, and at last she spat up blood by the throatful. " Good heavens ! good heavens ! it 's coming on her again ! ' ' repeated Madame de Jonquiere in despair.
Page 51 - Documents connected with the Definition of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In Latin and English.
Page 60 - Christian religion, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and by...
Page 13 - ... authorities at Lourdes, he says, ' I shall not fail to make known the hospitable welcome I have received and the politeness shown to me, though a foreigner. " ' As regards the medical examination of the cures, I am happy to express my complete satisfaction with the manner in which medical certificates are dealt with. Nothing can exceed the conscientious care with which the value of each certificate is discussed.
Page 22 - Lord, 1887, great miracles are wrought, even as of old times, and that the sick are healed, the blind are made to see, the deaf to hear, the lame to walk...
Page 9 - What has that got to do with me? " was the audacious reply. " My characters are my own. I can treat them as I like. I can make them live or die as I please. All I have to consider is the interest of my plot." I do not know what M. Boissarie then replied, but I know very well that he might have said : " If you wished to take such liberties you should not have announced to the world at large that your novel is- historical. Nor should you have said in the press you were going to expose 'the truth, the...
Page 23 - I saw the invalid immediately on her return. I did not recognise her, so much was she changed. I saw a graceful young girl coming towards me instead of the mass of humanity with a horrible and monstrous face which I had seen ten days previously. The tuberculosis had also disappeared. The cure had lasted.

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