What the children saw

Marina Warner

  • Marpingen: Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Bismarckian Germany by David Blackhourn
    Oxford, 463 pp, £40.00, December 1993, ISBN 0 19 821783 8

The Ave Maria society, based in London, recently issued a book the size of a telephone directory called Supernatural Visions of the Madonna 1981-91. The desktop publication was heralded by large ads in various papers featuring the visionary. Sister Marie or Sofia Marie Gabriel: her revelations and secrets could save mankind. In the book, the author includes a poem, called ‘Child Mystic Child of Destiny’:

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