Bernardo and the Virgin


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In 1980, with the Sandinistas newly in power, tailor and pig farmer Bernardo Martinez witnesses an extraordinary thing: an otherworldly glow about the statue of the Virgin Mary in the church where he works as sacristan. Soon the Holy Virgin appears. She tells Bernardo to forget his money problems and fear of ridicule and spread her message of peace and faith to his neighbors. Though a work of fiction, Bernardo and the Virgin is based on actual events in Bernardo Martinez's life. Silvio Sirias' sweeping novel tells many ...

Bernardo and the Virgin 2007, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810124271

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Bernardo and the Virgin 2005, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810122406