• Gina Brandolino deposited Working Miracles: Seeing Active Supplicants in Marian Miracle Stories on Humanities Commons 3 years, 11 months ago

    This article expands on recent scholarship which treats miracle stories as not just facile devotional tales but complicated texts worthy of analysis. Specifically, it builds on the claims of scholars who have demonstrated that Mary is characterized in sophisticated ways in miracle stories. Focusing on one text in particular, a Marian miracle most commonly referred to as “The Widow’s Candle,” it makes the case that supplicants, too, are depicted as complex characters, and often in ways that provocatively parallel depictions of Mary.