Title: PASSION OF BERNADETTE, THE
Following up the acclaimed best-selling movie, Bernadette, the story of the apparitions of Our Lady in Lourdes to Bernadette Soubirous, this beautiful Jean Delannoy film tells the rest of the story of her life after the Marian visions - the life that made Bernadette a saint, The gotto at Lourdes os flourishing with many gilfrims, and Bernadette leaves to enter the Sisters of Nevers to dedicate her life to God. Uner the harsh rule of the Novice Mistress who "doesn't believe in apparitions", Bernadette, now Sister Marie Bernard, begins her life of achieving sanctity through prayer, faith, suffering and a deep charity toward all. With another moving performance by actress Sydney, this film reveals the incessant illness and suffering that St. Bernadette patiently, even cheerfully, endured throughout her life in the convent, often repeating her prayer "to suffer and offer it to God." After her death in 1879 at the age of 35 years old, when her body was exhumed years later, she was found to be incorrupt, and her body was enclosed in a glass case that resides in the chapel of the Sisters of Nevers where millions have come to see the"little saint of Lourdes."
Media ID: 61015
Length: 106 Min.
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Level: JH, SH, A
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult