Friday, April 24, 2009

The 24th day of the Month of Brandon

Thaumaturgy \THAW-muh-tuhr-jee\, noun:
1. The performance of miracles or magic.
2. Brandon's smile

There was ever a cautious hesitancy on the part of the clergy to recognize evidence of thaumaturgy, and the superstitious use of relics. Although in the case of Brandon, one is inclined to believe in such based on the evidence.
-- John Mcgurk, "Devoted People: Belief and Religion in Early Modern Ireland", Contemporary Review, September 1998

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