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1858 edition. Excerpt: ... difficulty was so great, that her
relations told her it was in vain to hope she would succeed. And as
she was almost continually confined to her bed on account of her
great infirmities (as I have mentioned), they told her that no
monastery would admit her as a nun. She answered that if within a
month our Lord gave her health, she would know by that sign His
Divine Majesty was pleased a monastery should be erected, and that
she herself would go to court to obtain the license. At this time,
she had kept her bed more than half a year; and for about eight
years before, she was hardly able to stir out of it, during which
period she had a continual hectic fever, phthisic, dropsy, with an
inflammation of the liver so violent, that it burnt her exteriorly,
even her shift, a thing apparently incredible; but I inquired about
the truth from the physician who attended her, being extremely
astonished myself. Besides all these afflictions, she had the
running gout and the sciatica. On a Saturday, being the Vigil of
St. Sebastian, our Lord gave her such perfect health, that she knew
not how to conceal the miracle from being known. She says that when
our Lord wished to cure her, He gave her such an inward trembling,
that her sister thought she was on the point of death; and
immediately she perceived in her body a most wonderful change, and
in her soul (she says) she perceived another change, so much was
she Fains in the hip-bone, altered for the better. Her health gave
her very great pleasure, as it enabled her to continue the business
of the monastery, for she paid no regard to the suffering. From the
commencement of God's calling her, He inspired her with such a
detestation of herself, that her afflictions appeared nothing to
her. She says she had such a...
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