A Holy Life: St. Bernadette of Lourdes

A Holy Life: St. Bernadette of Lourdes

by Patricia A. McEachern
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A Holy Life: St. Bernadette of Lourdes by Patricia A. McEachern

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 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, dying at the 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 nun transformed excruciating suffering into spiritual fruitfulness. Her letters and writings serve as a model for others passing through their own trials. Her writings reveal and intimate and profound love for God and neighbor. Anyone pursuing a deeper spiritual life will appreciate knowing Bernadette as she truly was, and the inspiring spiritual works of wisdom she offers to us all.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940000923689
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 01/17/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 389,652
File size: 1 MB

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A Holy Life: St. Bernadette of Lourdes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get a first hand account of St. Bernadettes life. There are numerous letters and diary entries by her. You get a sense of her life through her own words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is so cool!!!!!! I watched a little movie about her and it was great!!! I want to go to Lourdes one day when I grow up. Of course im only 13 right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago