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 Post subject: "The Song of Bernadette" by Franz Werfel
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:00 pm 
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This was in the basement of one of the churches I go to for confession. I have not started it yet but am interested that the author was a Jew. Does anyone know if he converted? The "Personal Preface" makes no mention of this. The copy I have was published in 1956.

The author's story about how grim it was looking when the Nazis were closing in on his location (his and his wife's). He made a commitment that if he was able to avoid them he would dedicate a book to St. Bernadette... but that's the extent that he goes as to his commitment to the faith of St. Bernadette.

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 Post subject: Re: "The Song of Bernadette" by Franz Werfel
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:59 pm 
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I have not read it but I have seen the 1944 movie with Jennifer Jones. If the movie is any indication it is respectful but really very “Catholic” and most of the narrative is completely made up out of whole cloth but it is clearly labeled “ fiction”

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