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Saint Francis of Paola - Raising the Dead



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

Reverend Butler  - The Lives or the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints, Vol. IV, 1864

A youth, nephew to the saint, being dead, his mother, the saint's own sister, applied to him for comfort, and filled his apartment with lamentations. After the mass and divine office had been said for the repose of his soul, St. Francis ordered the corpse to be carried from the church into his cell, where he ceased not to pray till, to her great astonishment, he had restored him to life and presented him to her in perfect health. The young man entered his order, and is the celebrated Nicholas Alesso who afterwards followed his uncle into France, and was famous for sanctity and many great actions.

The source of the experience

Saint Francis of Paola

Concepts, symbols and science items


Raising the dead


Science Items

Activities and commonsteps