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A Holy Life: St. Bernadette of Lourdes
While the story of the apparitions of Our Lady to Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes in 1858 are well known, relatively few people are familiar with the saint's own spiritual insights and profound holiness.For the first time in English, this book presents a wide selection of St. Bernadette's thoughts, advice, sayings, and prayers through the touching words of her spiritual ...more
Paperback, 221 pages
Published October 30th 2005 by Ignatius Press
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Bernadette, at the time of her visions at Lourdes, was illiterate. She learned to read and write a few years later, and the writings she left amount to drafts of letters and the kinds of things a saint would jot down on cocktail napkins, if ever a saint was stuck in a bar. This was a fascinating read, especially the second Chapter, which is a "tiny anthology" of a slim notebook Bernadette kept. Some of the passages are not original (and often misquoted in interesting ways) and others are her own ...more