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Holy Mary - Holy Milk!


Erasmus of Rotterdam

Erasmus of Rotterdam

Erasmus: We turned ourselves to the heavenly milk of the blessed virgin ...

Friend: It is preserved in a crystal glass.

Erasmus: Why, is it plain to be seen then?

Friend: What do you talk of being liquid, when it has been put in above 1500 years ago? It is so concreted, you would take if for beathen chalk tempered with the white of an egg.

Erasmus on the shrine to St Mary at Walsingham




Lecture by Kevin Flude - prepared for 'Creative Practice in Narrative Environments'

MA course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design & developed for University College Worcester

Last updated 28 th February 2008

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