Lidwina

Lidwina

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Saint Lidwina is a Dutch saint. At age 15, Lidwina was ice skating when she fell and broke a rib. She never recovered and became progressively disabled for the rest of her life. Her biographers state that she became paralyzed except for her left hand and that great pieces of her body fell off, and that blood poured from her mouth, ears, and nose. Today some posit that Saint Lidwina is one of the first known multiple sclerosis patients and attribute her disability to the effects of the disease and her fall. After her fall, Lidwina fasted continuously and acquired fame as a healer and holy woman. The town officials of Schiedam, her hometown, promulgated a document that attests to her complete lack of food and sleepshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134921173
  • 9786134921176