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In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the the town, and transforms their lives. Written by
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This was Jennifer Jones' comeback film, her first under her new screen name after previously acting as Phyllis Isley. She had taken several years off to get married and have children, later getting divorced. See more »
One of the reports to the Commision is dated February 31,1860. See more »
Bernadatte sometimes to express certain things in a letter is difficult, so, wherever may you go, if ever you need me, just send me this.
[hands her a holy card]
I shall understand and come immediately.
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The credits say "Introducing Jennifer Jones as Bernadette", even though Jones had already appeared in several films under her real name, Phyllis Isley. See more »
Heaven Still Calls us to Make God Primary in Our Lives
This is a true story. Why do I say so? Its evidence located and found in all the newspaper archives in this and surrounding towns in that time. Thousands of local retold accounts come together here.
Franz Werfel, a Jew, escaping from the Nazis was pursued across Europe and delayed just short of fleeing to freedom across the Spanish border. He laid low in a small border town at the foot of the Pyranees Mountains, unable to cross for all the border closures by Nazi sympathizers. He knew nothing of a great story which took place some 85 years earlier  in the little town in which he was in hiding known as Lourdes. Franz learned of this piece of local history while staying in Lourdes, and made a pact with God, that if he were made able to cross into Spain, and henceforth make passage to America, he would write this story and make it known throughout the world.
Soon he found a way to the United States, and within a few weeks, he had begun his historical account, meticulously researched. His book is titled: "The Song of Bernadette." The movie does copious justice to the book. See it. You'll love the message of faith. Heaven is powerful, and we are God's children.
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