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.