How we live our interior spiritual lives matters a great deal, right down to the last detail. I have taken on as my Lenten journey the study of St. Bernadette Soubirious. This journey was inspired by a Facebook post back on February 11 by Father James Martin, SJ. In honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes he recommended the viewing of "The Song of Bernadette," a critically acclaimed 1943 movie starring Jennifer Jones. He wrote, "The film, based on the book by Franz Werfel actually corresponds very closely to the real-life story of St. Bernadette Soubirous, with only a few exceptions." ... I am reading Werfel's book along with a book by Abbé Francis Trochu : My desire is to get into the interior life of this saint. Bernadette's life was one of fidelity to those small details that make one a saint. Click here to read a wonderful example of her way of holiness--what does this example inspire you to do?.
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February 11 Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes From this grotto I issue a special call to women. Appearing here, Mary entrusted her message to a young girl, as if to emphasize the special mission of women in our own time, tempted as it is by materialism and secularism: to be in today's society a witness of those essential values which are seen only with the eyes of the heart. To you, women, falls the task of being sentinels of the Invisible! P ope John Paul II H ow fortunate we are to have so many ways and so many days to honor Mother Mary. Through her fiat —the yes, let it be done—that she answered to God, the omnipotent Lord of the universe took on human flesh to redeem us. Countless great saints and learned theologians, from St. Bernard of Clairvaux to St. Albert the Great to Pope John Paul II in our own time have felt and expressed their powerful and heartfelt devotions to Mary. read more here
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Did you ever wonder why in apparitions of the Virgin Mary (approved apparitions please!... Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Lourdes, etc) that there is a description of Our Lady's feet? (...and she had a golden rose on each foot." St. Bernadette) Even in the picture of the Divine Mercy, Our Lord was barefoot. Why? I have learned that the demon cannot hide his hooves , that is why in the true apparitions of the Blessed Virgin or our Lord is shown barefoot to let us know that it is truly our Lord and Savior or our Blessed Mother. We must be VERY WARY of apparitions of our Blessed Mother or Our Lord, etc. The demon never ceases prowling seeking the ruin of our souls.