Church of Saint-Séverin: The Miraculous Cloak

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“Anointing of the Sick” by Jean René Bazaine, 1970 (Saint-Séverin Church, Paris)

The Church of Saint-Séverin, on the edge of Paris’s Latin Quarter, contains the stories of not one, but two saints. One of them controlled fire and defied gravity while the other cured a dying king, but both holy men had one miraculous item in common.

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Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre: The Miracle of Forgiveness

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With miracles ranging from talking animals to apparitions, the tale of Julian the Poor, or Julian the Hospitaller as he’s also known, is a tragic one that includes exile, poverty and murder. Yet the redemption Julian found at the end of his turbulent life makes his story as beautiful as the old church on the Left Bank, resting in the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral, that is dedicated to this troubled soul.

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The Church of the Val-de-Grâce: The Miracle of Birth

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One of Paris’s most beautiful churches, the Val-de-Grâce also stands as a testament to one of France’s greatest and most recognized miracles: the birth of a King to a 37-year-old woman…after several miscarriages…in 1638.

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Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

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What church in downtown Paris sees two million visitors every year, has two incorrupt bodies enshrined in glass coffins at the front and yet remains unknown to most residents in the City of Light? Read on to uncover the mystery…

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