La Difunta Correa

23 10 2008

Another story, reported in the Golden Legend, relates how [Mary Magdalene] made a pilgrimage to Rome, and after a shipwreck on a desert island saved a child by enabling it to suckle the corpse of its mother for two years.

-Marina Warner, Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary

The story of modern Christianity is the story of how one man’s piety can become another’s superstition. For the Church could at one point approve the publication of a miracle in one instance in the Middle Ages, while when a similar miracle happens in more recent times, it is condemned as an impious work of the Devil. A little background is necessary here.
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