Saint Bernadette of France

Today is the first Feast Day of Saint Bernadette. While the Church celebrates her official Feast Day on April 16, the day of her death and assertion into heaven, in many parts of the world, including France, today is the Feast Day of Saint Bernadette.

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Saint Bernadette and a Lovely Brunch

On this day in 1879, a 35-year old woman named Bernadette dies in a nunnery in Nevers of tuberculosis. Her fame began at age 14 in Lourdes, with her claim of visitations by a young woman, believed to be the Virgin Mary, now known as Our Lady of Lourdes.

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A Modest Take on the Feast of Saint Bernadette

As a girl growing up, my Catholic faith was a deep and defining part of my life. Although I attended public school, most of my classmates also attended the Saturday Catechism classes as I did. We made our First Communion together. Looking at our group photo outside Saint Paul’s Church and our class picture that same year, nearly all of the faces were the same.

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Beef Daube for Saint Bernadette

Saint Bernadette is unusual in that she has two feast days. The first is today, February 18th. This is the day our Lady promised to make her happy, not in this life, but in the next. This is the day recognized in France to be her feast day. The second is April 16th. It was the day she died, the day the Catholic Church tells us she went to heaven. Saint Bernadette was only 35 years old.

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Honoring Saint Bernadette with Chicken Cordon Bleu

Hey There everyone. Happy National Battery Day, Crab Stuffed Flounder Day and National Wine Drinking Day. Also, it’s Presidents Day, so this day is jam-packed with reason to celebrate. As a Catholic, let me also wish you a happy Feast Day of Saint Bernadette Soubirous.

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