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Sunday, August 17, 2003


Willa Cather's novel Death Comes for the Archbishop contains an interesting explanation of holy apparitions. It occurs when two friends, the bishop and a priest of the story, discuss the visit of another priest to the Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The bishop says:

Where there is great love there are always miracles.... One might might also say that an apparition is human vision corrected by divine love.... The Miracles of the Church seem to me not to rest so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.