Francisca’s Natural Healing

Could natural healing using God’s gifts be wrong?

“Father Brignon shook his head. “It is against the pope’s teachings, and I think you do know that.”

Defiant, Francisca raised her chin. “God created the plants I use. Why would He give us the ability to use nature’s gifts if it were wrong?”

His eyes bore into her. “I haven’t all the answers, and I’ll not preach to you, but promise me you’ll be careful whom you give it to. Any suggestion that you have slain an infant in the womb or hindered a woman from conceiving will surely bring an accusation of witchcraft. I cannot protect you if you get caught.”

From the Drop of Heaven excerpt

We seem to be having the same conversation today and if our past is any indication, they might be having the same conversation in another 400 years. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we would just think as Francisca did and consider natural healing using God’s gifts?

Fireplace drying herbs for natural healing
Fireplace drying herbs in the farmhouse at Le Petit-Courty

Hanging from the rafters of Le Petit-Courty, like an upside-down garden, Francisca dried plants, roots, and bark, ready for immediate use for natural healing methods to treat whatever ailed the Cathillon family or the people of Vacquenoux. She delivered their babies, tended to their wounds, whether physical or mental, and demanded everyone to work hard and give their best.

Francesca’s Natural Healing

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