Sunday, January 27, 2008

St. Bernadette

St. Bernadette had 18 apparitions with The Blessed Virgin in 1858 at Lourdes.

She was Beatified in 1925 and Cannonized in 1933 by Pope Pius XI.
She was a sickly person, and became the patron Saint of the sick.
She was Cannonized for Her heroic virtue during Her life as a Nun, and Her simplicity,
humility and holiness of life.

Appariations are never considered during the beatification and canonization process, as they are understood to be gifts from God beyond deserving of anyone.

This is the Church’s attitude toward the vissionaries of Medjugorje, they received a Gift from God.