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Encountering Mary : from La Salette to Medjugorje

Author: Sandra Zimdars-Swartz
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1991.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ.; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Zimdars-Swartz
ISBN: 0691073716 9780691073712
OCLC Number: 22309466
Description: xv, 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. Modern Marian apparitions, their background, and their religious milieu --
Melleray, 1985: a case study in the development of an apparition narrative --
Contexts of the Melleray apparition: from moving statues to Medjugorje --
Plan of the study --
pt. 1. Apparitions as religious experience. Personal experiences and public demands: La Salette, Lourdes, and Fatima. La Salette: the experience, the miracles, and the prophecies --
Lourdes: the background and the ecstacies of a young saint --
Later experiences at Lourdes and the development of the cult --
Approaching Fatima: Lucia and her childhood memories --
Assessing Fatima: the apparition and its effect on the seers --
Personal crises of health, public crises of faith: San Damiano. Cont.): Physical and spiritual interventions for a dysfunctional body --
Padre Pio and Rosa's service to the sick --
Light and joy from the heavens --
Graces and comfort from the Earth: San Damiano's healing water --
New bodies and new problems: Rosa's institutional legacy --
Maintaining the one body: San Damiano and post-Vatican II politics --
Can the testimonies of thousands be wrong? San Sebastian de Garabandal. First phase: 18 June-26 July 1961 --
The formation of a cult of the paranormal at Garabandal --
Second phase: a shift in attention --
The little miracle --
Three periods of retractions --
Judgments of church authorities --
The word of five men against thousands --
pt. 2. Apparitions as religious knowledge. Cont.): From personal to public: La Salette --
Personal secrets? --
Public secrets? --
Transmission of the secrets to the Pope --
New speculation --
Publication of the secrets --
A secret in three parts: Fatima. Secrets in 1917 --
Lucia's experiences, 1925-1927 --
The request for the consecration of Russia, 1929 --
Lucia's memoirs, 1935-1941 --
Unpublished "third secret" sent to Rome --
Cold War anxieties, the third secret, and 1960 --
The third secret and the popes --
Conclusion --
The drama of secrets in post-World War II Marian apparitions. The development of dramatic scenarios around secrets --
The great miracle of Garabandal --
The chastisement and the warning --
The ten secrets of Medjugorje --
The sign of Medjugorje --
Secrets and the negotiation of authority. Cont.): The fundamentals of modern apparition worldviews. Messages from the Heavenly Mother: the popular apocalyptic ideology of apparitions --
History as divine plan: modern conceptions of a Marian age --
History as conspiracy: Necedah and its later development --
Suffering, knowledge, and exploitation: apparitions as apocalyptic experience.
Responsibility: Sandra L. Zimdars-Swartz.
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