I was really impressed--especially after I learned she was a Protestant then! I hope she was converted to The Church, before she died, for that honorable portrayal of the saint!
Yes, she was a marvelous actress. She won a best actress Academy Award for her portrayal of St. Bernadette.
I saw the movie. It was truly beautiful indeed. Its sad to hear that she has passed away. She was an amazing actress! Too bad that there aren't enough of actresses like her.