Stories of the Appearance of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette at Lourdes, France, Now Celebrated by Its Catholic Feast Day Every February 11

This recounts the very first appearance of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette, and gives the reaction of the parish priest after she told him about it.
This all concerns the repeated appearances of the Virgin Mary to an otherwise very unremarkable 14-year-old girl in 1858 in Lourdes. France. Now there is a great Catholic shrine there where millions go every year.

Account: “Man with Paralyzed Leg Walks 1,000 Miles After Visit to Lourdes.”
67 miracles at Lourdes have been officially recognized.

An account of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette is provided at

Thanks, I love St. Bernadette!

Thanks for the links!

St. Bernadette, pray for us.


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