Lourdes Part VIII: Saint Bernadette Quotes

On July 30, 2019 I traveled to Lourdes, France.

It was my first pilgrimage to a Marian apparition site and a memorable experience!

In honor of this anniversary, I’m continuing my Lourdes Series.

Below are 8 quotes from Saint Bernadette Soubirous, the visionary of Lourdes.


“My job is to inform, not to convince.”

“If we had faith, we would feel the Divine Presence everywhere.”

“The first impulse does not belong to us, but the second does.”

“I would like to know the defects of the saints and what they did to correct these defects. That would help me much more than hearing about their miracles and ecstasies.”

“Oh my Mother, to you I sacrifice all other attachments so that my heart may belong entirely to you and to my Jesus.”

“I must die to myself continually and accept trials without complaining. I work, I suffer and I love with no other witness than His Heart. Anyone who is not prepared to suffer all for the Beloved and to do His Will in all things is not worthy of the sweet name of Friend, for here below, Love without suffering does not exist.”

“Oh my God, may Your Will be done! I accept all sufferings since such is Your Will.”

“For the few years we still have to live in this world, we must do our best to spend our time as well as possible.”


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