The Hemisphere: Miracle Business

In the little village of St. Sylvestre de Lotbiniére, 40 miles south of Quebec City, people found it hard to agree on the miracles reported at the Bélanger home. Week after week they had seen cars, many of them from the U.S., drive down the village's gravel road and stop before the Bélangers' whitewashed house. The visitors were given numbered tickets and ushered into a small, cluttered room. In the center was a round table, in one corner a twelve-inch statue of the Holy Virgin, in another an assortment of canes and crutches. This...

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