Miracles in history

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In secular historical sources, Miracles occur throughout history and in many religions.


Notable examples

Roman emperor Vespasian cured a blind man and a lame man in AD 70. The event is recorded by Tacitus [1] and Suetonius.

Jean François Paul de Gondi's account in his Mémoires of the door keeper of Saragossa Cathedral having regained a leg. [2]

Many miracles witnessed by the tomb of François de Pâris around 1731. This lead to the sect of the Convulsionnaires of Saint-Médard.

In Racine's history of the convent of Port-Royal, he records that the niece of the famous Pascal was healed of an fistula of the eye when touched by a sacred relic. [3]


  1. The Complete Works of Tacitus, tr. Church and Brodribb, 1942, Part 4, para. 81.
  2. Jean François Paul de Gondi, Mémoires [Memoirs], in Œuvres, ed. Marie-Therese Hipp and Michel Pernot (Paris: Gallimard, 1984). EHU Sect. 10.26.
  3. Mary Shelly, Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of France

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