Lecture 14 – leprosy and Contagion

Overwhelming happiness transforms from young man

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Unformatted text preview: igmatized and associated with other types contagion o Charitable attitude towards leprosy o Saint Francis §༊ Leper is begging on road, he jumps down from wagon and kisses lepers hand. Overwhelming happiness – transforms from young man having fun to dedicating life to helping others o Donations for Leper Hospitals o King John 1211 – yearly fair where profit goes to leper hospital • Leper Hospitals – like monasteries o Donors think lepers should pray for their souls (boost to heaven) o Popular philanthropy o Not o...
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