As a young 14 year old girl, Bernadette Soubirous had 18 visions of the Blessed Lady in a grotto in the outskirts of Lourdes. Although doubted at the time, she was later canonised by the Catholic Church. Lourdes has become one of the most popular locations of religious pilgrimage. Many believe in the curatives powers of the spring waters, and 67 healings have been authenticated.
Image of St. Bernadette Soubirous Feastday: April 16th pray for us. Patron of illness, people ridiculed for their piety, poverty, shepherds, shepherdesses, and Lourdes, France Birth: January 7, 1844 Death: April 16, 1879 Beatified By: 1925 Canonized By: by Pope Pius XI on December 1933