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Carol Penton, Winny Penton and Kathleen Power: Winny Penton's miracle story, Joe Batt's Arm
Carol Penton, Winny Penton and Kathleen Power: Winny Penton's miracle story, Joe Batt's Arm
Descriptive TitleCarol Penton, Winny Penton and Kathleen Power: Winny Penton's miracle story, Joe Batt's Arm
TopicIllness and Health
Social beliefs, practices and customs
Supernatural belief
KeywordsCures
Person as TopicPenton, Winnifred
DescriptionWinny Penton was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer in 1968. She spent nine months in St. Clair's Hospital, St. John's before being sent back to Joe Batt's Arm to die. She decided that she would go to the shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre, outside Quebec City, with a group from the Roman Catholic Church in Newfoundland. Her family did not want her to go on this trip but she was determined. There was only one other woman going from Central Newfoundland, and for the most part she was alone. She ate when the rest of the group ate, she slept when they slept and she prayed when they prayed. Three weeks later she flew back to St. John's to see Dr. Bliss Murphy at St. Clair's Hospital. The nurses, Kathleen Power being one of them, could not believe that this was the same woman. Dr. Murphy thought that a mistake must have been made, that it could not be the same Mrs. Penton. Winny Penton was cured. There was no cancer. She is still alive today and living in long term care in the Fogo Island hospital, being treated there for Alzheimer's.
Date2007-08-25
CollectorPower, Maureen
Location Depicted/DiscussedCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Fogo Island--Joe Batt's Arm
FormatImage/jpeg
Extent1.3 MB
TypeStill Image
Resource TypePhotograph
IdentifierICHFP00244
LanguageEng
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Folklore and Language Archive. Fogo Island Collection 2007-225
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Central Newfoundland
GPSCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Fogo Island--Joe Batt's Arm
Topic.LCSHSpiritual healing
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