302- The Constant Procession: Part 2

This is the 2nd audio installment of my book The Constant Procession. My book is a religious memoir about how some of the approved apparitions of the Virgin Mary have influenced history!

This installment digs deep into my discovery of the reason churches in post WW II America were named for the Madonna.

The inspiration for the writing of the book The Song of Bernadette came to life for an author trapped by Nazis in 1941 while he hid in Lourdes, France.

Early and 70's book covers of The Song of Bernadette
1970’s version (L) and 1940’s version of The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel. Notice how the ‘dust jackets’ reflect the popular culture emphasis of each time period when books were printed.

Here is a very good review of The Song of Bernadette by author Christine Vincent- CatholicMom.com

1943 and Readers Digest book covers of The Song of Bernadette.
Early 1941 printing of the book (L) and the early 1942 Readers Digest copy (R)
Early photo of Lourdes Sanctuary (may be as it looked during WW II to Franz Werfel)
Early photo of Lourdes Basilica, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Apparition site (This may be how it looked during WW II to Franz Werfel)
Pyrenees Mountains, Franz Werfel had to travel over to get to neutral Spain from Nazi captured France.
Franz Werfel had to climb over these Pyrenees Mountains to get to neutral Spain and escape from Nazi captured in occupied France.

On a different note, Here’s an inspirational post about Our Lady of Fatima by Marge Fenelon

Sister Lucia 25 years after Fatima- Marge Fenelon; National Catholic Register.com

Blog by Marge Steinhage Fenelon- MargeFenelon.com

Please pray for the success of the Ukrainian people during this war.

WAYS TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE:

Ukranian Orthodox Church of the USA website uocofusa.org
UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH of the USA
Donation details for giving to the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
Ukranian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)- from Roman Catholic Prayer Service in Atlanta on March 28, 2022
Poster for donations for Ukraine 770-480-8775
Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church, Conyers GA

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book The Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession (the podcast) is published here every Tuesday morning.

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