Background image: First class Relic (strand of hair) of St. Bernadette of Lourdes.
Inscribed on the inside of the relic are the words ‘Marie Bernard’, indicating that her convent name was used at the time of her canonisation.
This Relic is now in the possession of Morgan Sharpe, who has travelled the country for the last 15 years talking about the life of St. Bernadette, and allowing people to bless themselves with the relic. If you are interested in contacting Morgan, please do so at:
ABOUT THIS RECORDING
Morgan Sharpe recounts the story of St. Bernadette from her birth on 7th January 1844, her upbringing as a young child, the Marian apparitions at Lourdes, her interrogation by officials trying to ascertain the veracity of her statements, her joining of the Sisters of Charity in Nevers, where she made her vows in 1878, and up until her slow and painful death at 3:15pm Easter Wednesday 1879.
Bernadette’s body was exhumed three times – in 1909, 1919 and 1925, and each time her body was found t be incorrupt. On 14th June 1925 she was beatified. On December 8th 1933, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception she was canonised.
As Catholics we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on 11th February, but it is also worth noting that we celebrate the Feast of Saint Bernadette of Lourdes on 16th February each year.