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Two Mediaeval Lives of Saint Winefride: With an Essay on Winefride's Well-Cult
     

Two Mediaeval Lives of Saint Winefride: With an Essay on Winefride's Well-Cult

by Ronald Pepin, Hugh Feiss (Translator)
 

St. Winefride, beheaded by a lustful suitor, was brought back to life by the power of prayer. On the site where her blood was spilled, a spring of healing water erupted and became the focus of a miracle-working cult which gained influence throughout the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Two Mediæval Lives of Saint Winefride brings together two

Overview

St. Winefride, beheaded by a lustful suitor, was brought back to life by the power of prayer. On the site where her blood was spilled, a spring of healing water erupted and became the focus of a miracle-working cult which gained influence throughout the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Two Mediæval Lives of Saint Winefride brings together two twelfth-century accounts of her life, miracles and relics, with a study of British well-cults and her significance in mediæval and early modern Britain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610974929
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/2011
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Fr. Hugh Feiss is a Benedictine monk, scholar and gifted Latin translator. His latest book, Essential Monastic Wisdom, was chosen as one of the top ten Catholic books by the organization, Church 2000. He is a member of the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, Idaho.

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