Thursday, 24 December 2009

A word from our sponsor (St Bernadette at Christmas)

On Christmas Eve 1871 Bernadette attended midnight mass and sat with her fellow sister Victoire Cassou, who later gave this account:

With her veil drawn around her, nothing could avert her attention. After holy communion, she was so deep in prayer that she did not even notice that everyone had gone out. However, I remained close to her for I did not like the idea of going to the refectory with the other sisters. I contemplated her for a long time without her noticing me. Her face was radiant and heavenly as during the ecstasy of her apparitions. When the sister responsible for shutting the chapel doors came, she made a lot of noise with the bolts. Then Bernadette came out of what seemed to be an ecstasy.
Bernadette's body (left) and the chapel at Nevers (right).

This week is my blog's birthday and Bernadette has been a big part of its content so that seemed appropriate. Thanks to you all for reading and a very Merry, peaceful Christmas to you all!

Only 31/2 hours to go till midnight mass in the UK!

5 comments:

Aussie Therese said...

merry Christmas Squelly and happy birthday to your blog.

I look forward to reading more on your blog in 2010.

Anne said...

A very blessed Christmas to you!

SQUELLY said...

Thanks to you both! Christmas wishes and prayers!

Edel

Tracy said...

A very Merry Christmas to you!!!

SQUELLY said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Tracy!

God bless,

Edel

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