|Startled and fearful,|
the girl child views a lady,
so stunningly beautiful that Bernadette
dare not speak.
She kneels and her arm is paralyzed
when she attempts to do the Sign of the Cross.
Eighteen times in all, Bernadette is blessed
with apparitions of Our Lady.
Now the girl child's name
is known world-wide by believers.
When I was confirmed, I took Bernadette's name for my Confirmation name. I chose it because of her unbroken faith that she saw Our Lady. Even when no one believed her and she was poorly treated
by her priest and village, she continued to trust
what she had experienced.
Such faith is what I strive for daily.
Bernadette's story can be read here.
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