This article describes and analyses the manifestations of the 'miraculous' in the biographies of adherents of the Modern Devotion with special focus on references to the hagiographical discourse. The author concludes that the miraculous is - be it often discretely- present in most of the texts and that it is treated as self-evident. She points out that the biographers use it to teach about a truly devout life as well as to picture the rewards God gives to 'succesfully' devout believers. In some cases the miraculous, especially that of the archetypical hagiographical type, seems to be used to make clear that the persons involved are considered to be (unofficial) saints.
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