A closer view from 1925 ... Her face reflects peace and an awaiting of the resurrection, and her prayers for us, still on our earthly pilgrimage. These are qualities that even the finest wax artist falls short of creating.
SAINT BERNADETTE Intact, as if she had just gone to sleep, and awaits only the angel's call to rise to her feet. God did not want her to escape totally from our human wretchedness, nor leave her brothers and sisters for whom she gave her life. She is still among us — A. Ravier, S.J.
Altar of St Bernadette, Lourdes, France: This is to the left as you look at the Rosary Basilica at Lourdes. Under the altar, protected by glass, is the reliquary containing an arm bone of St Bernadette.