When Sister Aimee Came to Town
By Jeff Smith, Sept. 9, 2009
"Across America in 1921, female evangelists were a contradiction in terms. In San Diego, however, they were practically a tradition. Katherine Tingley, “the Purple Mother,” had set up her Theosophical Society at Point Loma. In 1905, Teresa Urrea, the “Saint of Cabora” and icon of the anti-Díaz Mexican revolt, came to San Diego and performed healing wonders. As did 72-year-old Maria Woodworth-Etter, her voice barely audible from decades of preaching, in 1916. In effect, San Diego was more than accustomed to female evangelists. From them, it expected miracles."
The San Diego Reader has delivered a wonderful story of healing evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson’s visit to San Diego in January of 1921. Read that 2009 article here and read more about the church she built called Angelus Temple in Echo Park, Los Angeles.
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