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Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Robert A. Scott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Iconic images of medieval pilgrims, such as Geoffrey Chaucer's pilgrims making their laborious way to Canterbury, conjure a distant time when faith was the only refuge of the ill and infirm, and ... More


Saints in the Modern World

Owen Chadwick

in A History of the Popes 1830-1914

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269229
eISBN:
9780191600456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269226.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The procedures for the canonization of saints remained traditional, but the new saints reflected to a degree the personality of each pope. Canonizations honoured the person of the saint, recognized ... More


Reproductive justice in Ireland: a feminist analysis of the Neary and Halappanavar cases

Joan McCarthy

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter offers a feminist reading of two Irish cases that raise important ethical and legal concerns:  the unnecessary peripartum hysterectomies at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda and the ... More


Governance failures and organisational ethics: perspectives from the Neary and Halappanavar cases

Heike Felzmann

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter considers two high profile Irish inquiries: the Lourdes Hospital Inquiry on the Neary case and the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Report on University Hospital Galway ... More


The Power of the Less Powerful: Making Memory on a Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Catrien Notermans

in Powers: Religion as a Social and Spiritual Force

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231560
eISBN:
9780823235537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231560.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explains how a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, empowers the less powerful. Combining anthropology of religion with narrative theory of memory, it analyzes how ... More


{} Find Sweet Music Everywhere: Modern Catholic Supernaturalism

Paula M. Kane

in Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607603
eISBN:
9781469612560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607603.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines how Sister Thorn's prolonged illness and death represented this cult of suffering to its fullest degree and honored the special sensitivity of women's bodies to divine contact. ... More


Place, Action, and Community in Internet Rituals

Marga Altena, Catrien Notermans, and Thomas Widlok

in Ritual, Media, and Conflict

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735235
eISBN:
9780199895175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735235.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores various Web sites in order to appreciate what the Internet adds to ritual practices, how it changes them, and what conflicts arise when existing rituals are transferred from ... More


Body/Landscape/Spirit Relations in <i>Señorita Extraviada</i>: Cinematic Deterritorializations and the Limits of Audience Literacy

Christina Holmes

in Ecological Borderlands: Body, Nature, and Spirit in Chicana Feminism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040542
eISBN:
9780252098987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040542.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter offers an in-depth case study of a single documentary, Señorita Extraviada, directed by Lourdes Portillo. It provides an ecocritical reading of a film that has received much scholarly ... More


Immaculate and Sorrowful Mary: Apparitions 1830–1917

Chris Maunder

in Our Lady of the Nations: Apparitions of Mary in 20th-Century Catholic Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718383
eISBN:
9780191787706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718383.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter briefly discusses themes in nineteenth-century Marian apparitions without which those in the twentieth century cannot be fully understood. Three major templates for apparitions in the ... More


The Song of Bernadette

Peter Gardella

in Innocent Ecstasy, Updated Edition: How Christianity Gave America an Ethic of Sexual Pleasure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190609405
eISBN:
9780190609436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190609405.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Catholics also revered ecstatic women. In 1944, the Academy Award for Best Actress went to Jennifer Jones for playing St. Bernadette of Lourdes in The Song of Bernadette, a film that won four Oscars ... More


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