Monday, February 13, 2006

St. Bernadette of Lourdes, France

Our parish hosted a premiere showing of the newest Bernadette movie called, The Passion of Bernadette, with Sydney Penny playing Bernadette. It was well attended for a cold and wet Saturday night (her feast day is Feb 11); and most everyone enjoyed the showing despite the fact that it was in French and had subtitles. To add to the theatre-like atmosphere, we sold popcorn, sodas, and candy as well as copies of the movie, books and videos on her life. If anyone is interested in hosting a premiere of the movie at their parish, it's really easy!All you need is a pull down screen, a projector, someone's laptop and you can host your own showing. We plan to have another showing in a month or so for those who were unable to attend!

The incorrupt body of St. Bernadette as you see it today. Her hands and face are covered with a thin layer of wax to give her some color, but apart from that, she's all there!

Bernadette as a young girl.

1 comment:

Mom Nancy said...

I'd love to see this film. Our family went to Lourdes in 1998 and since then she's been my patron. Hmm, perhaps I'm not asking enough for help. Maybe that's the problem. Thanks for reminding me!