“I shall do everything for Heaven, my true home. There I shall find my Mother in all the splendor of her glory. I shall delight with her in the joy of Jesus himself in perfect safety.” ~ St. Bernadette Soubirous
SAINT BERNADETTE SOUBIROUS
Traditional Calendar – St. Simeon, bishop and martyr; St. Bernadette Soubirous, virgin; St. Flavian, bishop and martyr (Hist)
New Calendar – April 16 (Pope Benedict XVI Birthday)
Patron: Bodily ills; illness; Lourdes, France; people ridiculed for their piety; poverty; shepherdesses; shepherds; sick people; sickness.
Symbols: Young girl kneeling in front of a grotto, before the Blessed Virgin ("The Immaculate Conception") who wears a white dress, blue belt, and a rose on each foot. Bernadette is sometimes pictured after she received the habit.
“I must die to myself continually and accept trials without complaining. I work, I suffer and I love with no other witness than his heart. Anyone who is not prepared to suffer all for the Beloved and to do his will in all things is not worthy of the sweet name of Friend, for here below, Love without suffering does not exist.” ~St. Bernadette Soubirous
- Novena of the Three Hail Marys
- The Three Hail Marys
- Coloring page of St. Bernadette at Lourdes
- St. Bernadette Bio for Kids
- St. Bernadette of Lourdes
- My Name is Bernadette – EWTN Bio
- The Stupid One – A Biography of St. Bernadette
- The Saint of Lourdes Bio/Pilgrimage
- "The Many Faces of Mary, a Love Story"
- In the Footsteps of St. Bernadette
- Placing your Petition at the Grotto of Lourdes
- TV Lourdes
- Apparitions of St. Bernadette
- Our Lady of Lourdes Posts
O dear little St. Bernadette, humble little shepherdess, who wonderingly beheld the Lovely Lady of the Grotto, pray for us to our Lady of Lourdes that she may heal us of our ills. St. Bernadette, pray for the sick and the afflicted.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!