Bernadette Soubirous lived with her parents, brothers, and sisters in the abandoned jail of the little French village of Lourdes, never dreaming that the very name of Lourdes would one day bring inspiration and hope to millions. Bernadette studied her Catechism, took care of her brothers and sisters, and gathered firewood - and no one knew she would become a saint.
One day, as she was gathering wood, Our Lady appeared. Within a few weeks, thousands were kneeling in the field to pray to the Lady who could be seen and heard only by Bernadette.
This was the beginning of one of the greatest Marian shrines of modern times and of the miracles with which Our Lady blessed her children.
|By:||Aunt Theresa (San Diego CA, March 30, 2014)|
|Review:||This volume is a charming depiction of humble Bernadette and her experience of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. I highly recommend this telling of her story and the events that formed the beginnings of the Lourdes we know today.|
|By:||ZuZu (eastern MA, June 20, 2010)|
|Review:||I purchased this book for my niece as part of her First Holy Communion gift (she also received a Rosary from Lourdes). I read the first few chapters before giving it to her, and I wished I had time to read the whole thing. It's a lovely story about St. Bernadette--for all ages.|