Miracles in history

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In secular historical sources, Miracles occur throughout history and in many religions.

Notable examples[edit]

  • Roman emperor Vespasian cured a blind man and a lame man in AD 70. The event is recorded by Tacitus [1] and Suetonius.
  • Jean François Paul de Gondi's account in his Mémoires of the door keeper of Saragossa Cathedral having regained a leg. [2]
  • Many miracles witnessed by the tomb of François de Pâris around 1731. This led to the sect of the Convulsionnaires of Saint-Médard.
  • In Racine's history of the convent of Port-Royal, he records that the niece of the famous Pascal was healed of an fistula of the eye when touched by a sacred relic. [3]


Whether events like these above are real or not, they do not mean there is something supernatural or a god. See the article Miracles for more information and explanations.


  1. The Complete Works of Tacitus, tr. Church and Brodribb, 1942, Part 4, para. 81.
  2. Jean François Paul de Gondi, Mémoires [Memoirs], in Œuvres, ed. Marie-Therese Hipp and Michel Pernot (Paris: Gallimard, 1984). EHU Sect. 10.26.
  3. Mary Shelly, Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of France

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