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Beyond the frontiers: The spirit of Lourdes in Brazil


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Bishop Dominique You, a French bishop in the diocese of Conceição do Araguaia, in Brazil, sees a strong link between the poor in the Ma­rian sanctuary of Aparecida and Bernadette of Lourdes. From this link a precious les­son emerges concerning the ‘Bernadettes’ of today for whom Bishop Dominique You works in Brazil, particularly in a Bernadette project reaching out to the ‘little girls of the night’. ‘The Church has much to learn from the intense wonder felt by the poor in Aparecida as later in the Grotto of Massabielle,’ he told us. Pope Francis recalled at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, on 28 July 2013: ‘In the house of the poor, God always finds a place.’

READING: ‘Dans les sabots et le re­gard de Bernadette de Lourdes’ (In the clogs and with the eyes of Bernadette of Lourdes),
Bishop Dominique You, Pre­face by Bishop Jacques Perrier, Editions des Beatitudes, 251 pages, €13.70, -on sale in the Sanctuary bookshop. (Not translated into English yet.)