Friday, August 8, 2014

St.Bernadette at Nevers 尼威的圣伯尔纳德

The weather in Paris today was gloomy.

However, we left in the morning to take a train to Nevers, to visit the the shrine of St. Bernadette at the Convent of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Nevers.

The TGV high speed train took 2 hours to cover a distance of about 250 kms.

Nevers is a beautiful and quiet small town.

We walked about 25 minutes from the train station to the Convent.

No many visitors. Perhaps it is not THAT famous as Lourdes where Mother Mary appeared to Bernadette took place,

After the first Apparition of Mary to her at age 14 (1858), Bernadette entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Nevers in Lourdes at the age of 22.

She died of long illness at the age of 33 on April 16, 1879 in the St. Gildard Convent, Nevers.

We went around places within the Convent, reminiscing the life of St Bernadette during her 13years stay there. 

St. Joseph Chapel was her favourite place of prayer and meditation. Her body was buried there for abut 40 years before being removed to the present crypt due to her beatification process.

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1897年四月十六日,她因久病而与世长辞,享年33 岁。




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