HOLY LIFE: St.
Bernadette of Lourdes
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.
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.
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.
Number of Pages: 221
Dimensions: 7.80 X 5.65 X 0.71 (inches)