On the afternoon of February 11, 1858, the fourteen year old Bernadette Soubirous, her sister Toinette and a friend were gathering ﬁrewood by a mountain stream near Lourdes, a small town in the south east of France. Bernadette noticed a lady dressed in White in a cave nearby, the woman smiled at her and then disappeared. During the following Weeks the lady continued to appear to Bernadette in the Grotto. On the third visit the lady said, ‘I am the Immaculate Conception’. In July 1865 Bernadette left Lourdes to enter a convent in the city of Nevers. As a professed sister Bernadette worked in the hospital run by the sisters. As her health began to deteriorate, Bernadette Was given lighter duties in the sacristy. Bernadette was thirty ﬁve years old when she died on April 16, 1879. As a result of Our Lady’s appearances to Bernadette, the Grotto outside Lourdes became famous as a place of pilgrimage and prayer.
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Life of St Ignatius of Loyola
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St Thomas more
Thomas More was born in London in 1478. He attended Oxford University and practised law in London. After the death of his first wife, Thomas married Alice Middleton who cared for his four small children. In the autumn of 1529 Thomas succeeded Cardinal Wolsey as Lord Chancellor of England. Thomas disagreed with King Henry on the question of the King dissolving his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Within two years Thomas resigned as Lord Chancellor and retired from public life. In 1534 Parliament passed the Act of Supremacy making the King head of the English Church. Thomas was asked to subscribe to the oath, he refused and was charged with high treason. After a year in prison in the Tower of London he stood trial at Westminster Hall. On July 6, 1535 Thomas was executed on Tower Hill in London.
A book of Saints
this book offers a new look at the saints. from the ancient martyrs to the sixteenth-century mystics to the modern-day missionaries, she profiles some of the real-life men and women who became God's human representatives on earth, and whose moving stories of courage and determination, unconditional love and self-sacrifices still speak to us today.