The Song of Bernadette

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"This classic story, recounting the miraculous apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France, is one of the greatest historical novels of simple and triumphant religious faith published in the twentieth century. Franz Werfel, the Jewish author, was a highly respected literary figure in Vienna and an outspoken critic of Hitler when the Nazis occupied Austria in 1938. He escaped to France and found solace and help in the town of Lourdes, where he learned about Bernadette and the 1858 apparitions. When the Nazis invaded France and began deporting Jews to death camps, he was forced to flee again. As he narrowly escaped, he promised God that if he made it safely to America he would sing the song of Bernadette. He kept his promise and his novel became an international best seller and an Academy Award winning movie." SONGP