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Bernadette Soubirous (January 7 1844 - 1879) was a young girl that had religious visions at Lourdes, France.[1] During 1858 she said she saw the Virgin Mary 18 times. The Roman Catholic Church later made her a saint, and Lourdes has become one of the most visited places for pilgrims.

Saint Bernadette Soubirous
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Saint Bernadette of Lourdes
Virgin, Consecrated Religious
BornBernadeta Sobiros
7 January 1844
Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrénées, France
Died16 April 1879(1879-04-16) (aged 35)
Nevers, Nièvre, France
Venerated inCatholic Church
Beatified14 June 1925, Rome, by Pope Pius XI
Canonized8 December 1933, Rome by Pope Pius XI
Major shrineConvent of Saint Gilard (Espace Bernadette Soubirous Nevers), Nevers
Feast16 April
18 February (France, some traditionalist congregations)
PatronageBodily illness, Lourdes, France, shepherds and shepherdesses, against poverty, people ridiculed for their faith

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Biography Bernadette Soubirous - Saint of Lourdes". biographyonline.net. Retrieved 17 November 2010.