Bernadette, what have you to say to us today ?

"In God's eyes every human being is precious"

Lise Marie and Maxine light their candle near the statute of Bernadette.

...beside St Bernadette's shrine.


This was Bernadette's experience. Her whole life bore witness to this message. Thousands of pilgrims from around the world, come every year
to St. Gildard, to receive this message.

At the beginning of the third millenium we have difficulty taking in this simple message. Respect, dignity, solidarity, justice and a willingness to share are threatened by our competitive society. To help us forge ahead with a touch of humanity, Bernadette please lend us your clogs.

"I want my whole life to be inspired by love"


The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Nevers would like to underline :

Since the year of Bernadette Soubirous' Canonisation, 1933, the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Nevers has given relics in response to specific requests received from Bishops, Priests and others whose names are noted in a register.

The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Nevers would like to stress that relics are objects of veneration and they are not meant to be used for financial gain.

" 1 - It is strictly forbidden to sell sacred relics." (Canon 1190).

Moreover the sale of relics is completely contrary to the Gospel message passed on by St. Bernadette. She always kept her distance from those who wanted to use her for profitable ends: " It irks me to accept money", and after the Apparitions; " as long as they do not become rich by it."

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