Friday, April 16, 2021
St. Bernadette was a young French girl to whom Our Lady of Lourdes appeared in a series of apparitions in 1858. She was a miller’s daughter and she suffered from asthma.
Although her reports of the apparitions were initially not believed and she was ridiculed, eventually led to a shrine being built in Lourdes France. It has become a popular pilgrimage site for people seeking healing from the water in the spring there.
She is the patron saint of Bodily illness, shepherds and shepherdesses, against poverty, and people ridiculed for their faith. Her feast day is April 16.
Celebrate St. Bernadette by learning a little more about her or doing an activity related to the shrine at Lourdes: