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The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes – Part VIII: The Last Apparition

by Bernard St John Introductory Remarks: Here we continue with the eighth part of our account taken from Bernard St John’s out-of-print 1904 book, The Blessed Virgin in the Nineteenth Century: Apparitions, Revelations, Graces. The beginning of the series can be found here. We will also note that we think Bernard St John’s text is a fine book […]

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The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes – Part VII: The Miracle of the Lighted Candle

By Bernard St. John     CJS.org Introductory Remarks: Here we continue with the seventh part of our account taken from Bernard St John’s out-of-print 1904 book, The Blessed Virgin in the Nineteenth Century: Apparitions, Revelations, Graces. The account is serialised at this site in ten parts, which you can easily navigate by clicking on this table […]

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The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes – Part VI: She Said in a Voice that Trembled a Little: “I am the Immaculate Conception.”

The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes … “I am the Immaculate Conception.” An unusually fine account from 1904 – drawing on many sources, including the author’s own first-hand experience of Nineteenth Century France.

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The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes – Part V: The Miracles of Cures and Healing Begin …

A well-researched 1904 account of St. Bernadette, Lourdes and the first cures.

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The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes – Part IV: “I Wish People to Come Here in Procession.”

By Bernard St. John     CJS.org Introductory Remarks: Here we continue with the fourth part of our account taken from Bernard St. John’s out-of-print 1904 book, The Blessed Virgin in the Nineteenth Century: Apparitions, Revelations, Graces. The account is serialised at this site in ten parts, which you can easily navigate by clicking on this table […]

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The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes – Part III: “Tell the Priests that a Chapel Must be Built …”

This is the third instalment in a masterful, detailed and well-researched Nineteenth century account of the story of St. Bernadette, Lourdes and the Marian Apparitions there.

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Pontmain and Our Lady of Hope Part III – A Crucifix the Colour of Arterial Blood …

By Bernard St John   Introductory Remarks: This is the third and concluding part of a highly detailed, well-researched narrative of the Apparition of Our Lady of Pontmain. This is taken from Bernard St John’s 1903 book The Blessed Virgin in the Nineteenth Century: Apparitions, Revelations, Graces. There are three parts to this series: Part 1 The Apparition […]

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Pontmain and Our Lady of Hope Part II – The Blessed Virgin Brings a Message to Catholic France

By Bernard St John     Introductory Remarks: This is the second part of a highly detailed, well-researched narrative of the Apparition of Our Lady of Pontmain. This is taken from Bernard St John’s 1904 book The Blessed Virgin in the Nineteenth Century: Apparitions, Revelations, Graces. There are three parts to this series: Part 1 The Apparition of […]

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Pontmain and Our Lady of Hope Part I – The Apparition of the Blessed Virgin

By Bernard St John     Introductory Remarks: This is the first part of a highly detailed, well-researched narrative of the Apparition of Our Lady of Pontmain. This is taken from Bernard St John’s 1904 book The Blessed Virgin in the Nineteenth Century: Apparitions, Revelations, Graces. There are three parts to this series: Part 1 The Blessed Virgin […]

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The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes – Part II: The Spring of Miracles is Discovered

This is the second instalment in a masterful, detailed and well-researched Nineteenth century account of the story of St. Bernadette, Lourdes and the Marian Apparitions there.

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Mélanie Calvat and Our Lady of La Salette Part III – The Secrets of La Salette

Introductory Remarks:  This is part of a series of entries at this site telling the story of Mélanie Calvat and Our Lady of La Salette. Here are the parts so far:  Part 1 The Apparition  Part 2  Maximin Giraud meets the Curé d’Ars Part 3 The Secrets of La Salette Part 4 The Fate of Maximin Giraud There […]

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The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes – Part I: The First Apparitions

This is the first instalment in a masterful, detailed and well-researched 1904 account of the story of St. Bernadette, Lourdes and the Marian Apparitions there.

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Mélanie Calvat and Our Lady of La Salette – Part II: Maximin Giraud meets the Curé d’Ars

By Bernard St John   Introductory Remarks: Here is the second part of this series concerning the Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette, taken from the 1904 The Blessed Virgin in the Nineteenth Century: Apparitions, Revelations, Graces by Bernard St John. There are the four parts parts in this series so far:  Part 1 The Apparition  Part […]

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Mélanie Calvat and Our Lady of La Salette – Part I: The Apparition

Introductory Remarks: This is the first part of a serialised in-depth account of the Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette. It is taken from the 1903 The Blessed Virgin in the Nineteenth Century: Apparitions, Revelations, Graces by Bernard St John. There are the four parts parts in this series so far:  Part 1 The Apparition  Part 2 […]

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St. Catherine Labouré and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Wonderful, well-researched 1904 account of the Apparition of Our Lady in the Rue du Bac Paris to St. Catherine Labouré.

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The Great Nineteenth

By Gary Potter     Foreword (from Roger Buck): We are very thankful that this fascinating, rich and insightful piece has been made available to us through the Creative Commons Attribution – Share Alike License. (For more regarding attribution, please see notes at the end of this essay. As described there, very small modifications have […]

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On St. Claude La Colombiere and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

A short life of St. Claude La Colombiere, confessor to St, Margaret Mary Alacoque, visionary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Tridentine Catholic Timeline

This aims to provide a simple, helpful timeline for the key events in the development of the Tridentine Catholic church.

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St Margaret Mary Alacoque and the Origins of the Sacred Heart Devotion

By Hieronymus Noldin S.J. Introduction to St Margaret Mary and the Sacred Heart This account of the origins of the Cult of the Sacred Heart is taken from The Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as written by one Father Hieronymus Noldin S. J. in 1883. I have founding reading this instructive in numerous […]

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Religion and the Romantic Movement

Christopher Dawson on the Romantic disillusionment with the Enlightenment, Counter Revolution and Joseph de Maistre.

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