Saint Bernadette Soubirous  1844–1879. Feast Day: April 16.

A poor peasant girl from Lourdes, France, it was her vision of Mary and subsequent communications with her that began the pilgrimage to Lourdes. At Mary’s request, she uncovered a hidden spring of water which was provento have healing powers. Lourdes now attracts over four million pilgrims a year. Bernadette is shown praying with a rosary before a statue of Mary. She wears the habit of the Notre Dame order, the nuns she joined soon after the Marian visitations ended.

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