29 September 2022, The Tablet

The paradoxes of Bernadette

St Bernadette grew up in extreme poverty, in a remote mountain settlement, in a period of intermittent cholera and famine.

The paradoxes of Bernadette

The relics of St Bernadette during the welcoming service in Westminster Cathedral.

Long queues to pray before the relics of St Bernadette which are currently touring Britain testify to the power of her message of humility and obedience. Yet she was once at the centre of a religious and political storm that shook France.
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