As our heroine discovers that country life is actually venal and nerve--wracking, she ironically begins to resemble her namesake Saint Bernadette of Lourdes
Remember Mary of Nazareth, Joan of Arc, Bernadette of Lourdes
, and Therese of Lisieux?
It was written to fulfill the vow Werfel had made in Lourdes in 1940, while trying to escape the Nazis: if he and his wife reached safety in the United States, he would write the story of Bernadette of Lourdes
, who was canonized in 1933.
That left the way open for Bernadette of Lourdes
in 1858 to have very similar visions to those of Madeleine Serre.
Bernadette of Lourdes
for a planned neighborhood home movie production that failed for lack of funds.