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St. Bernadette with Rosary 1861 – Exclusive Photo Restoration – 4 Sizes – Catholic Art – Catholic Gift

St. Bernadette with Rosary 1861 – Exclusive Photo Restoration – 4 Sizes – Catholic Art – Catholic Gift

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St. Bernadette of Lourdes (Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, 1844-1879) was the oldest of 9 children in a very poor family. She suffered poor health because of the living conditions, but nonetheless had a lively, spontaneous, and kind-hearted personality. Incidentally, she was short, only 4' 7", five inches shorter than Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

A faithful girl, The Virgin Mary appeared to her 18 times when she was 14, from February 11 to July 16, 1858. On the second visit, Bernadette threw holy water on Mary, saying, "If you are from God, you will stay; if you are not, you will leave." Mary laughed.

Her parents, the local clergy and the civil authorities all pushed back against her reports of the visions. Yet Bernadette said, "I was instructed to tell you, not to make you believe." When asked who the woman was, Bernadette-who would not learn to read for another two years-said the lady told her, "I am the Immaculate Conception." That was a theological concept priests knew but not the peasantry. Then miracles began to happen at the grotto where Bernadette had had her visions. Millions pilgrimage there every year; the miracles continue.

In 1866 she entered the Sisters of Charity where she remained until her death at age 35. Her body has not decayed. We hope our exclusive restored photograph lets you see her more as she was, a living girl, and lets you be closer to her, a dear Saint and friend. She is a Patron Saint of the sick. (source: Palavra Viva Catholic Community)

There is a white border around the image. About 0.5" for 5x7, 1.3" for 8.5x11", 1.6" for 11x14", and 1.75" for 13x17". The border gives our images a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free fine art paper.
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!
Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic Art.
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