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Agricola Seminar: Amsterdam and its Holy Place

When:Mo 06-06-2016 16:00 - 18:00
Where:Oude Boteringestraat 38, room 125

This is to invite you to this academic year's last Agricolameeting on June 6th, 16.00-18.00, Oude Boteringestraat 38, room 125.Our Nijmegen colleague Charles Caspers (Titus Brandsma Instituut) will speak to us about:

Amsterdam and its Holy Place

During the Late Middle Ages religious life in Western Europe was increasingly influenced by Eucharistic devotion. Among these influences local cults, arising from a 'Eucharistic miracle', played important roles. These miracles involved a remarkable, inexplicable occurrence with the consecrated host or wine. Amsterdam also had a devotion of this sort, a so-called ‘Sacrament of Miracle’. In 1345, in this Dutch city, a Host lay for hours in a fireplace without being consumed by the fire; hence the site of the miracle became the ‘Holy Place’. From its very inception onward, the devotion seems to have been a factor in interests of its devotees, the municipal authorities, the Counts of Holland and later on even the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

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