Thursday, June 04, 2015


The little Sacro Cuore Church and the whole community of Modica was very happy to welcome the relics of St Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes on Saturday:

Body of St Bernadette Soubirous, which lies in a crystal coffin. Her hands and face have a light wax covering.
Image:  Parrocchia Sacro Cuore Modica on facebook
St Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes

The relics in the Sacro Cuore Church
Image:  Parrocchia Sacro Cuore Modica on facebook

The Parish had produced an informative booklet about the life and visions of St Bernadette. The relics remained with us until Sunday evening, when they were taken on the next stage of their journey to visit other churches in the diocese.

Besides being the protectress of Lourdes, St Bernadette is a protectress of the sick, shepherds and shepherdesses, poor people and those who are ridiculed for their faith.

I have the following cards of Lourdes in my collection of old postcards and thought you would like to see them. Every time I come across the card showing the two ladies, I wonder who they were - mother and daughter, mistress and maid, friends?  If one or both of them were ill, I hope Bernadette helped them.

Birthplace of Bernadette Soubirous

Anne Murray - Song of Bernadette

Chanson de Bernadette - Canzone di Bernadette
[from TV mini-series Lourdes, dir. Lodovico Gasparini, 2000]


Lee said...

I remember seeing Jennifer Jones in the movie "Song of Bernadette" one Saturday afternoon matinee when I was a kid. The film was made before I was born but movies in those days had many outings through the years (as there was no TV for re-runs - they were re-run in the theatres)...and we, as kids, had many outings to the movies - or "pictures" as we called them then.

James Higham said...

Gosh, it's all action down there.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I remember that film well too, Lee. It is, sometimes, James!

Trubes said...

That is so interesting Pat.
Recently our granddaughter Olivia was confirmed into the RC church,
although we are C of E but I am very drawn to the RC faith.
I was delighted when the priest invited us to take communion too'
Apparently the Pope wants the church to open it's arms to all faiths.
I will be able to go to church with my grandchildren now and not feel
like an outsider.

Hope you and little doggie are well,
love Di... and Chloe xxxx purr purr zzzzzzng.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you, Di. I am drawn to it, too. We are fine, thank you - she's a darling. Love from us to you and Chloe. xx


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