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SUPERSTITION

THERE IS THE BELIEF IN QUEBEC, CANADA, THAT THE STATUE ON THE CHURCH
OF STE. ANNE DE BEAUPRE IS INCAPABLE OF BURNING DESPITE THE
FACT THAT IT IS MADE UP OF WOOD AND WOOD IS EASILY BURNED.
THIS IS SAID
TO BE A MIRACULOUS POWER AND THAT NOT EVEN THE FIERY POWERS OF SATAN
HIMSELF COULD DESTROY, HURT OR MUTILATE THIS HOLY STATUE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED ITEM WHILE IN CANADA ON TOUR OF MARIAN SHRINES.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Wood Gourd
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Church

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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