Event: Ascetic practices/fasting/resisting temptation, Dreaming/seeing vision/revelation, Healing, Miracle, Praying, RequestSwithhun 5.post-mortem healing of Anonymous 529
||When Anonymous 529's kinsmen (Anonymi 1497) approached him to take him to the New Minster, Anonymous 529 said that instead, he wanted to be taken to the Old Minster. Anonymous 529 kept vigil there for three days and three nights. Swithhun 5 appeared to Anonymous 529 with the same attire in which he was previously resplendent, when he had appeared to Anonymous 529 in a vision. Swithhun 5 asked Anonymous 529 to remove a blind woman (Anonymous 530) who lay sleeping at his tomb. When this had been done, Anonymous 529 merited to be aided by heavenly mercy. Anonymous 529 looked upwards and saw a man standing, gleaming, upon the summit of the tower in the western part of the church. The man held a golden rope in his hands, by means of which he lowered his bright tunic. The tunic entered the tomb of Swithhun 5 and no-one saw it again. Anonymous 529 was overcome with sudden sleep; as he snatched some rest, the entire tomb shook and, in his vision, someone came to the sick man and, pulling on one side, tugged his weak leg and so restored his limbs to their proper musculature.
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||In July, shortly before the translation of Swithhun 5.
*After this paralytic (Anonymous 529) had been cured, eight men and more sought their health at the tomb of Swithhun 5 in the space of a fortnight before he was translated.
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(Citizen of Winchester healed at the tomb of Swithhun 5 shortly before his translation) : His shoe was pulled off and no-one could find it anywhere. This happened so that it should be known that this sick man (Anonymous 529) had been healed by the Lord through the merits of Swithhun 5. Anonymous 529 returned in the morning, distributed alms to the poor, and told the monks (Anonymi 1607) how everything had taken place.
(Saint; bishop of Winchester, 852x853-862x865)
(Blind woman who was sleeping by Swithhun 5's tomb before Anonymous 529 was healed) : She was asleep by the tomb of Swithhun 5, hoping to be given back her sight.
(Man who was in the Old Minster the night when Anonymous 529 was healed) : He took the blind woman (Anonymous 530) outside the churchyard, as he had been asked to do by Anonymous 529. After he had done this, he did not return to the sick man (Anonymous 529) but slept before the entrance of the Old Minster.
(The monks of the Old Minster who are addressed in Wulfstan 37's general dedicatory letter preceding the Narratio metrica of St Swithun) : They sang a hymn of thanksgiving to the Lord.
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