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Saint Bernadette Soubirous

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By far the best book on St. Bernadette and Lourdes. Beautifully illustrated with 77 photographs and images, including lovely photos of St. Bernadette's incorrupt body. Our Lady told her, "I do not promise to make you happy in this world, but in the next." This young French visionary is sure to steal your heart! 416 pgs, PB.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 1st 1957 by TAN Books
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Daniel Carr
Jan 04, 2014 Daniel Carr rated it really liked it
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This book does an excellent job of describing St. Bernadette's life. She is a saint of the "modern era." Often we don't have very many details about a particular saints' lives and why they are considered to be saints. In this case, we have a lot of information and evidence as to why.

I would divide this book into three parts. The first is the back story (which is relatively short), the second are the apparitions of Mary, and the third is St. Bernadette's life as a nun in a convent. The second par
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William H.
Feb 22, 2013 William H. rated it it was amazing
This is by far the finest biography of Bernadette of Lourdes that I have read. I visited Lourdes in July, 2011, and it was an awe inspiring experience.

I was very pleased that Abbe Trochu made it clear that Bernadette's identification of the beautiful lady she was seeing as the Immaculate Conception was probably the greatest miracle of Lourdes. If Bernadette had lied about seeing the Virgin Mary, she would have used terms that she was familiar with, like the Blessed Mother or the Virgin Mary. But
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Joe
Jul 09, 2011 Joe rated it it was amazing
This book is one of the best biographies I've ever read, and although it is very well written, captivating, and well formatted, I think that the subject, St. Bernadette, may be the reason why it was so good. I will need to reflect more to decide whether or not to change the rating to five stars, but this book is certainly one of my favorites.
I am still humbled by who and what she was, how she lived her life, and if I can find someway to share one of her traits or strengths, then I will certainly
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Patrick
Apr 03, 2012 Patrick rated it it was amazing
Awesome book. Couldn't recommend more highly to those who like Catholic spiritual reading, and especially hagiography. Trochu writes far more than "just a biography" - this book expands the soul.
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Abbe Francois Trochu is the author of the biographies The Cure d Ars: St. Jean-Marie-Baptiste Vianney and St. Bernadette Soubirous. His work on the Cure d'Ars was originally published in 1927 by Burns Oates and Washbourne. In this definitive biography, Abbe Trochu compiled a great number of extraordinary facts about the saint, based on his life and vocation. It was written using the records and do ...more
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