To the world, Bernadette Soubirous didn’t seem like anyone special: she was sickly and functionally illiterate. Perhaps that’s why some people were questioned whether the Blessed Virgin had appeared to the girl. But Bernadette proved her specialness—and her faith—with her unwavering witness, despite intense questioning by civil and clerical authorities.
Holy Mary, mother of God,
help me to be as steadfast as St. Bernadette
in sharing the Good News with those
who would prefer not to hear it.
Show your faith in words or efforts, even though you know those near you may not understand what you’re doing.