Monday, 19 October 2009

Back to Bernadette

It has been a little while since I have had a chance to talk about St Bernadette and you all know that I love talking about St. Bernadette - a book I have just been given allows the perfect opportunity. Hooray!
It is called "We Saw Her" and its comprised of witness accounts from those who were there in 1858 and saw the events. Before I go to bed I can't help but share this with you:

"It was no longer the same Bernadette - the angels in heaven must be like that. At times she listened with a sad and dejected air; then her lips moved again. Once more I heard that long sigh which made me so happy. Ever since, when I wake at night I try to reawaken the picture of her face and above all that smile and those lovely bows" LOUIS BAUP *

Me too and I wasn't even there! :-)

*We Saw Her, B.G. Sandhurst, Longmans, Green & Co, London, 2003 (first published 1953)


Anne said...

Our Seminary has a beautiful grotto in the woods. Yesterday, my daughter and I went there to pray and we found our friend, Fr. Don there, deep in prayer. He prayed with us and then told my daughter the story of St. Bernadette. She was so amazing! He said that what made her a saint was not that she saw the Blessed Mother, but because she lived every day of her life as well as she possibly could in prayer, obedience and love of God. Thanks for this post!

Andrea said...

Thank you for your prayers and support. Our family deeply appreciates your encouragement and prayers.
Hope you are having a great school year.
Blessings, andrea

SQUELLY said...

Anne - How lovely! It is wonderful to have your own little grotto- it sounds like you had quite a special experience there. How I love St Bernadette! It is so true that it wasn't the visions that made her a saint but the way she lived her life, touched by the messages of the young woman she saw. Wherever she lived she left such beauty behind her.

Andrea - thank you for your very kind words. I continue to pray in the certainty that He hears all our words.

God bless!

Tracy said...


Unstoppable Spirit said...

It was very nice of you to visit and follow my blog. Thank you and I hope to see you again. St. Bernadette is one of my favorite saints. So, glad to know you are blogging about her. I will surely read your blogs. Have a great week.


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