Mrs. Mattingly's Miracle: The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure That Shocked Washington City
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Mrs. Mattingly's Miracle: The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure That Shocked Washington City

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In 1824 in Washington, D.C., Ann Mattingly, widowed sister of the city's mayor, was miraculously cured of a ravaging cancer. Just days, or perhaps even hours, from her predicted demise, she arose from her sickbed free from agonizing pain and able to enjoy an additional thirty-one years of life. The Mattingly miracle purportedly came through the intervention of a charismati...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Yale University Press (first published 2007)
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Lindsey
This book was badly in need of an editor. It jumped around, telling stories that had nothing to do with the topic at hand, other than a tangential relation to a distant relative of someone who might have been in the story. It neglected to really focus on the cure or on the times surrounding the cure, looking instead at a number of other minor miracles around the world and at the family drama that happened over several generations through the Mattingly family. The author seemed to confuse coincid...more
Courtney
Gives an intimate look at Catholicism in the early American republic, through the prism of one woman's miraculous recovery from terminal breast cancer. Especially interesting given that many of the historical currents surrounding the event are still part of the ebb and flow of modern politics. The factionalism within the American Church, as well as the precursors to the anti-Catholic Know-Nothing party all have their echoes in such current events as the debate over the HHS birth control mandate....more
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IN THE EARLY HOURS of March 10, 1824, Ann Mattingly, the sister of the mayor of Washington, D.C., lay on her sick bed, consumed with cancer. Her back was ulcerated. She had an incessant cough that sometimes gave way to fits so violent that they were “followed by puking large quantities of corrupted blood.”Read more...
Michael Kearney
very engaging and the use the fiction element in each chapter was done very well. I could see Nancy doing other books about religion in the federalist period.
Ellen Hynes
Good. The author is quite knowledgeable about Catholicism. I now want to read her book Fire and Roses.
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