A little girl from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in the heart of Dublin city tells her version of the story of Lourdes.
A young girl tells, very much in her own words, the story of the patron of her parish, Our Lady of Lourdes in Dublin's Seán McDermott Street.
When 14 year old Bernadette Soubirous told the people of Lourdes in France that the Virgin Mary had appeared to her,
The people nearly fell in a weakness because Our Lady was coming to their street.
'Radharc’, a series specialising in religious programming, was produced for RTÉ by Radharc, an independent production company run by Catholic priests and lay staff. ‘Radharc’ can be translated to English as ‘view’ or ‘panorama’.
Co-founders Fr Joe Dunn and Fr Desmond Forristal who had received training in television production in New York in 1959 gathered around them a team of like minded priests with creative talent.
The ‘Radharc’ team made their first production in 1960 in Donegal, a short film about customs relating to St Brigid’s Day. The first programme in the ‘Radharc’ series for RTÉ was broadcast on 12 January 1962.
Between 1961 and 1996 the ‘Radharc’ team would produce over 400 films in Ireland and 75 countries worldwide. The films dealt with human rights, injustice, faith, religion, persecution, struggles against oppressive regimes, famine, and Christian heritage.
The popular series ended production in 1996 after the death of Fr Joe Dunn.
This episode of ‘Radharc’ was broadcast on 4 October 1962. The presenter is Fr Joe Dunn.