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The Mother Prayed, The Daughter Felt Relief: Women, Motherhood & Pilgrimage in Late Medieval Europe

Sunday, May 8, 2011
02:00 PM–03:00 PM
The Mother Prayed, The Daughter Felt Relief: Women, Motherhood & Pilgrimage in Late Medieval Europe

Medieval stories recounting miracles at the shrines of the saints suggest that women frequently sought healing for their injured or ailing children, thereby gaining social and cultural power from their brushes with the miraculous.

 Leigh Ann Craig, author of Wandering Women and Holy Matrons: Women as Pilgrims in the Later Middle Ages (Brill, 2009) and Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University will show how women’s roles as mothers could justify these pilgrimage travels.


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Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: 09/05/13 - 12/18/14

Time: 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Discover how the Walters comes alive at night! Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m., you can wander the galleries, see special exhibitions for FREE, eat in our café and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

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