ACH056: In 1824, a Catholic widow in Washington, DC, experienced a miraculous healing of a debilitating cancer that had kept her bedridden for six years. Tom and Noëlle Crowe explain that the miracle ignited a controversy that divided Catholics and inspired anti-Catholic prejudice with wide-ranging consequences.
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Links for this episode:
- Tragedy and Grace | America Magazine
- Ann Carbery Mattingly (1784-1855) – Find A Grave Memorial
- The Works of the Right Reverend John England: Part 5. Occasional letters – John England – Google Books
- Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle: The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure That Shocked Washington City
- A Collection of Affidavits and Certificates Relative to the Wonderful Cure of Mrs. Ann Mattingly: Which Took Place in the City of Washington, D.C. on the Tenth of March, 1824
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