For Those Who Believe: A Movie Review of “The Song of Bernadette”

The most wonderful movie….
“Song of Bernadette”
Our Sweet Lady of Lourdes,
Pray for us!
Amen.

The Fellowship of The King

Year:  1943 

Filming:  Black & White 

Length: 156 minutes 

Genre: Biography/Drama/Inspirational/Religious 

Maturity: G (suitable for all ages) 

Main Cast: Jennifer Jones (Bernadette Souburous), Charles Bickford (Abbe Peyramale), Vincent Price (Prosecutor Du Tour), Gladys Cooper (Sr. Marie Therese), Roman Bohnen (Francois Souburous), Ann Revere (Louise Souburous), William Eythe (Antoine Nicolau), Blanche Yurka (Aunt Bernard)  

Director:  Henry King

Personal Rating: 5 Stars 

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    As you may have noticed by now, I am a classic film lover. I am drawn in by the laid-back acting styles and tasteful sensibilities more commonly applied before “out there” became the name of the game in the way of emotional blubbering and battlefield gore on screen. I also admire the willingness of older motion pictures to take up religious themes without flinching. The Song of Bernadette is certainly among the cream of…

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The Mystical City of God, Volume 1 by Venerable Mary of Jesus of Ágreda – Free Catholic Audiobook

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The Mystical City of God is a book written in the 17th-century by the Franciscan nun, Venerable Mary of Jesus of Ágreda.

According to María de Ágreda, the book was to a considerable extent dictated to her by the Blessed Virgin Mary and regarded the life of the Virgin Mary and the divine plan for creation and the salvation of souls. The work alternates between descriptions of the Trinity, the Virgin Mary’s life, and the spiritual guidance she provides to the author, by whom her words were reproduced for the spiritual benefit and growth of the reader. The book describes at length the various virtues, and how the reader should live in order to see them reflected in their own life, with the Virgin Mary as their model for sanctity. The work has the Imprimatur of several Popes and Bishops and appeals primarily to those who believe in “private…

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