While the story of the apparitions of Our Lady to Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes in 1858 are very well known, relatively few people are familiar with the saint’s own spiritual insights and profound holiness. For the first time in English, this book presents a wide selection of St. Bernadette’s thoughts, advice, sayings, and prayers through the touching words of her spiritual diary, notes, and letters to friends and family. In these beautiful writings, we learn the secrets of her holiness and happiness. Though she suffered greatly throughout her life, the heroic response of this humble, self-effacing Sister transformed excruciating suffering into spiritual fruitfulness. Her letters and writings serve as a model for those passing through their own trials. Paper.