SaintBernadette.info was founded by myself, Morgan Sharpe, a long-time advocate for greater recognition of St. Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes.
I have been involved for many years as a volunteer in Lourdes, which is where I had a conversion experience. If you would like to hear all about this, you can listen to a podcast of a radio interview I did at Radio Maria Ireland with Fr. Eamonn Mc Carthy here: Conversion Story.
Along the way, I came across a relic of St. Bernadette, the background story to which is also recounted in my Conversion Story. Click on the Relic images below to enlarge.
During my time in Lourdes, I developed a special friendship with Vittorio Mechelli, who has the honour of being confirmed as the recipient of the 63rd approved miracle of Lourdes.
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Left photo: Workmates, Morgan Sharpe & Vittorio Mechelli
Right photo: The morning after Vittorio had given his testimony in Galway Cathedral, we travelled to ‘Nuns Island’ where a community of Carmelite nuns reside. Vittorio presented the nuns with a ceramic plaque of the Virgin with the Child Jesus. Needless to say they were ‘overjoyed’.
Dear reader, if you ever get a chance in the future to visit Lourdes I would strongly encourage you to do so, and if you feel moved to become a volunteer worker there, I can assure you that you will receive a great sense of satisfaction, peace and fulfilment from being involved in this great work of charity.
My sincere hope is that you will find some insight, comfort and encouragement within the pages of this website for your own faith journey.