Suspended in Void
- a lovely collection of Italian ex votos depicting people who survived falls under the watchful eye of the Virgin Mary. Previously: a larger collection of ex votos
from various cultures. (Via Heading East)
Everyday Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos
"The expression of our relationship with illness is wonderfully illustrated in the ex-voto, a devotional painting giving thanks to a saint or deity for a miraculous healing or a blessing. The faithful have always used prayer to invoke the aid of saints as a means to heal the sick and end one's suffering. These devotional paintings are an individual's expression of thanks for the intercession of the divine in a crisis, a snapshot in time of illness and healing. They offer a rare opportunity to view health, healing, and illness through the hearts and minds of the ordinary person." Anatomy
::Early Medical Guides
(click for larger) More Mexican antique ex-votos HERE
[ some favorites
21 years after a crippling motorcycle accident, a paraplegic man is miraculously cured by a spider bite
, then promptly gets arrested.
Urim and Thummim were a mystical medium
used by ancient Israelites to divine God's will and, according to some interpretations, to distinguish sinners from non-sinners.
Todd Walker believes he has found the Urim and Thummim (in a Goodwill Superstore in Nashville, TN). He would like to share this miracle with you
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Logically, the last thing you would think would help a person trapped in a persistent vegetative state is a nervous system is sleeping pill.
Illogically, when you do, many of them wake up.
The Paradox of God
the Bible, and Religion have fascinated humans since the dawn of civilization. What are your favorite web pages
and books on the intersection of science and religion
Do you feel that the human concept
of God evolves
through time? Is science
And what about miracles? Are miracles
Mother Teresa fingered
This is actually a rather shocking story because the criteria for a miracle at Lourdes, for example, are very strict. That's why there are so few of them.
There's Something About Mary.
Miracles fascinate me, especially stories of apparitions
of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fatima
, Our Lady of Guadalupe
--the list is extensive and ever-growing. Skeptics scoff
, agnostics ponder
and various scientific theories
I'm Skeptical. UFO
, or miracles
got you down? Consult the Skeptic's Dictionary
. Debunker James Randi
is online as well, while psychic Sylvia Browne just refuses to take $1 million dollars
Saintly blood makes scheduled liquid-form appearance.
The blood of Saint Gennaro usually turns to liquid twice a year — on September 19, the saint's feast day, and on the first Saturday in May. In the past, disaster has struck when the blood has remained dry.