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A Holy Life: St. Bernadette of Lourdes

4.3  ·  Rating details ·  71 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
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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April
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: catholic
A nice, brief, book with all of Bernadette's writings (journals/letters) and minor explanatory notes.

The only problem with this one is that the author jumps back and forth in time in her explanatory paragraphs, so that you get the impression that so and so died in one year, but you find out later as you progress chronologically through Bernadette's letters that said person didn't die until some years later. Thus, there's room for a bit of confusion. Still, it's a wonderful little book to get yo
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Leslie
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Heidi
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very moving book.
Liz
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was EXCELLENT. I love reading any book about Saint Bernadette as I chose her for my Confirmation name and saint.
Lisa
Apr 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, saints
St. Bernadette's journal and letters...books like this always make me feel like something's lacking. I want to here what the people who wrote to her said as well, but they're not saints so they don't make it in the book...
Sue
Oct 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
So inspiring! Her sweet personality and thirst for living a holy
life really comes through in her writings.
Joe
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Simple, clear and an example of how to live. The author does a nice job of arranging and providing insights into the writings of St. Bernadette.
Augustine Kobayashi
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any Catholics
Only if there are fewer typos....
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Dec 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The book is composed of actual letters written by St. Bernadette, interspersed with events surrounding the saint by the author. Love reading the very human side of a saint.
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