Friday, 6 July 2018

Bernadette: Her Story (1844-1879) by Françoise Bouchard

Paperback:  Whether as a lone pilgrim or as part of a group, who has not felt intense emotion in front of the Massabielle Grotto?  Who, when praying at the foot of the white marble statue, has not felt the presence, still strong today, of the Immaculate Conception?  Who, when making their requests, has not been convinced that her Mother's heart has heard them?

Yet, without Bernadette Soubirous, we would not have Lourdes.

She freed up the spring at the foot of the rock for us. 

She invites us to put aside everthing that keeps us from finding the Source that brings life and urges us to walk towards the "other world" where true Light shines.

In these pages, let us discover the highlights of her "life of simplicity" and follow in her footsteps on the road leading to Jesus through Mary.

Bernadette:  Her True Story (2007) is translated from the French by Emma Cypher-Dournes.

About the author:  Françoise Bouchard is a professor and a member of several history academies.  She is the author of many books, including the following, published by Salvator:  Sainte Jeanne de Chantal (2004), Frère Gabriel Taborin (2004), Le Saint Curé d'Ars (2005), Sainte Bernadette (2006), Allez boire à la source ! Avec Bernadette (drama, 2007) and Sainte Thérèse of Lisieux (2007).

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