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Holy Life: Saint Bernadette of Lourdes

Author(s): Patricia McEachern

ISBN13: 9781586171162

Publisher: IGNATIUS PRESS ($)

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  • While the story of the apparitions of Our Lady to Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes in 1858 are very well known, relatively few people are familiar with the saints own spiritual insights and profound holiness. For the first time in English, this book presents a wide selection of St. Benadettes thoughts, advice, sayings, and prayers through the touching words of her spiritual diary, notes, and letters to friends and family.

    After receiving the visions of Our Lady at the grotto in Lourdes, Bernadette eventually became a religious Sister as a member of the Sisters of Charity. She lived a life of simplicity, charity, suffering, and deep holiness, and she died at the young age of 35. When she was canonized a saint, her body was found to be incorrupt.

    In these beautiful writings of St. Bernadette, we learn the secrets of her holiness and happiness. Though she suffered greatly throughout her life, the heroic response of this humble, self-effacing Sister transformed excruciating suffering into spiritual fruitfulness. Her letters and writings serve as a model for those passing through their own trials. Her writings reveal an intimate and profound love for God and neighbor. Anyone pursuing a deeper spiritual life will appreciate knowing Bernadette as she truly was, as well as the inspiring spiritual wisdom she offers to us all.
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