Friday, February 01, 2008

Lourdes Jubilee

The 150th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes is in less than two weeks, but there is a Jubilee celebration that has already begun for it--and an official website, too. This is one of those Marian stories that will never fade away, thanks in part to Bernadette's precocious wisdom and faithful common sense. (A great book on Bernadette is Bernadette Speaks by Mariologist Rene Laurentin. I've read many books on Bernadette and Lourdes; this is the one that makes the visionary saint the most real, and communicates here spiritual wisdom in a clear and comprehensive way.)

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