Religion: Relief for Therese

To the placid little Bavarian village of Konnersreuth last fortnight flocked thousands of men & women and uniformed G.I.s. They came, as people have come for a generation, to witness the strange Good Friday manifestations that have taken place for 25 years upon the body of a peasant woman named Therese Neumann. Each Good Friday (and on about 25 other Fridays through the year), chunky, good-natured Therese has bled from her eyes and the wound in her side, or from the stigmata in her hands and feet, or from all these at once. Eight marks have appeared on her head, as...

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