St. Bernadette

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.

Patron Saint of …

She is the patron saint of Bodily illness, shepherds and shepherdesses, against poverty, and people ridiculed for their faith.

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Saint Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes

Fr. James Martin, S.J. author of “My Life with the Saints,” tells about St. Bernadette.


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