St. Bernadette’s Marian Vision
There must have been something in the water. As it turns out, there still is.
Healing powers, for one thing.
The Pyrennes are known for spiritual energy.
And the Cathars were part of a culture that venerated the descendants of Mary. These things are fact.
So, exactly why did Bernadette see “The Immaculate Conception”?
I’ve timed Bernadette’s Marian Vision to a search for wood after breakfast. It was also timed to bring the ‘event’ Ascendant into line with the Pluto in her chart. And that’s when you can see the other linkups: the ‘event’ Sun/Venus being intersected by Bernadette’s Neptune; the ‘event’ Mercury transiting her ‘natal’ Saturn; the ‘event’ Mars transiting her birth Ascendant. These are all significant conjunctions.
Bernadette was having trouble with her French and Catechism lessons. She was also sickly enough to miss a lot of schooling. In other words, she was mostly illiterate. She would be perfect for spiritual instruction.
Now, I’m not making a judgmental statement here. It’s just that those with a more simple faith have a better chance of experiencing spiritual truth when it’s presented to them.
Also, Bernadette needed to take the healing waters herself. Mary’s purpose was to help the young lady enter the next level of her existence more perfect than she was now. It’s not every day that a visionary gets made into a saint, one whose body seems incorruptible. Is that what was St. Paul meant by putting on incorruption?
1 Corinthians 15:52-53 (KJV)
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.