“Song of Bernadette”
St. Mary's ACT is
sponsoring a "Night at the Movies."
Wolf Theater will show the movie "Song of
Bernadette" on Thursday, February 12, 2015
at 7 PM.
$6.00 for movie, small popcorn and drink.
Based on the novel by Franz Werfel, "The
Song of Bernadette" is a venerative and
sympathetic account of the life of Saint
Bernadette Soubirous, a once pale and sickly
(asthmatic) French peasant girl who claimed
to have seen 18 miraculous visions of a
"beautiful lady" near her home village of
Lourdes in 1858. Bernadette had become so
happily excited by her initial vision, which
she claimed included her having been
instructed by this "beautiful lady" to
return each day for 15 days, she became
sufficiently rejuvenated to seldom suffer
with asthmatic symptoms; she had, indeed,
run home ahead of her hitherto more healthy
younger sisters, despite her having burdened
herself with the largest of three bundles of
firewood her sisters had gathered.
While her entire family neither supports nor
encourages her claims, Bernadette's
excitement and her sincere insistence that
her visions were real eventually attract
nationwide interest, luring a never ending
stream of the lame to investigate in person.
Her family and neighbors, however, are a
mixture of mostly skeptics, with just a few
believers, and so evoke provocative
questions about the Virgin's alleged
messages and even of Bernadette's own
We may need to open 2 theaters. Please call
the parish office if you plan to attend.
This movie is for all ages. Please come to
this fun event!