How historically accurate are they?
For instance, I’ve read somewhere (maybe New Advent) that the events of Our Lady of the Snows did not actually happen and may be an elaboration…and yet, a few weeks ago, the priest said during Mass as if the events did happen.
I know the Church takes great pains in making sure miracles, for instance, are true and don’t have physical explanations.
I’m greatly inspired by St. Mary of Egypt (although the Orthodox Church seems to venerate her more), and although my faith and inspiration would not diminish if a lion actually did not dig her grave, I’d still like to know if the event was true.
Also, the events written in The Little Flowers of St. Francis — are they approved by the Church to be worthy of belief?