The Song of Bernadette Author:Frank Werfel Translated from "Das Lied Von Bernadette" the German by Ludwig Lewisohn. This is an account of events surrounding the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France beginning in February 1868. Bernadette was later canonized by the Catholic Church. This is a well-written novel based on the actual events surrounding the ... more »apparitions. This book was made into a movie of the same name starring Jennifer Jones.« less
I believe this is the recognized classic work on the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in the mid-19th century. Very well written. Puts a human face on a well-known supernatural phenomenon. Adapted into an oscar-winning film mid-twentieth century. Interesting reading for those who value a good story regardless of their religious affiliation.