Mrs. Mattingly's miracle : the prince, the widow, and the cure that shocked Washington City / Nancy Lusignan Schultz.Material type: TextPublication details: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011. Description: 1 online resource (xii, 274 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780300171709; 0300171706; 1283096242; 9781283096249; 9786613096241; 6613096245Subject(s): Mattingly, Ann, 1782?-1855 -- Health | Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, Alexander Leopold Franz Emmerich, Fürst, 1794-1849 | Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, Alexander Leopold Franz Emmerich, Fürst, 1794-1849 | Mattingly, Ann, 1782?-1855 | Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- Washington (D.C.) | Miracles -- Washington (D.C.) | Spiritual healing -- Washington (D.C.) | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer | MEDICAL -- History | Breast -- Cancer -- Patients | Health | Miracles | Spiritual healing | Washington (D.C.) | Medicine | Health & Biological Sciences | Alternative Medicine | Patients | Breast Diseases | Mid-Atlantic Region | Spiritual Therapies | Persons | Christianity | Publication Components | History, Modern 1601- | Neoplasms by Site | Humanities | Occupational Groups | Complementary Therapies | Religion | Named Groups | Publication Characteristics | Skin Diseases | Neoplasms | Catholicism | Breast Neoplasms | Survivors | History | Clergy | Biography | District of Columbia | Faith Healing | History, 19th Century | Disease | Therapeutics | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Americas | Geographic Locations | Geographicals | United States | North AmericaGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mrs. Mattingly's miracle.DDC classification: 362.196/99449009753 LOC classification: RZ406.M3 | S38 2011ebNLM classification: 2011 D-597 | WB 900Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The prince and the princess -- From St. Mary's County, southern Maryland, to the Federal City -- Thaumaturgus and priest -- A capital miracle -- Aftermath.
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In 1824 in Washington, D.C., Ann Mattingly, widowed sister of the city's mayor, was miraculously cured of a ravaging cancer. Just days, or perhaps even hours, from her predicted demise, she arose from her sickbed free from agonizing pain and able to enjoy an additional thirty-one years of life. The Mattingly miracle purportedly came through the intervention of a charismatic German cleric, Prince Alexander Hohenlohe, who was credited already with hundreds of cures across Europe and Great Britain. Though nearly forgotten today, Mattingly's astonishing healing became a polarizing event. It heralded a rising tide of anti-Catholicism in the United States that would culminate in violence over the next two decades. Nancy L. Schultz deftly weaves analysis of this episode in American social and religious history together with the astonishing personal stories of both Ann Mattingly and the healer Prince Hohenlohe, around whom a cult was arising in Europe. Schultz's riveting book brings to light an early episode in the ongoing battle between faith and reason in the United States.