Bernadette Soubirous (7 January 1844 – 16 April 1879) was a young girl who had religious visions at Lourdes, France. 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
|Virgin, Consecrated Religious|
7 January 1844
Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrénées, France
|Died||16 April 1879 (aged 35)|
Nevers, Nièvre, France
|Venerated in||Catholic Church|
|Beatified||14 June 1925, Rome, by Pope Pius XI|
|Canonized||8 December 1933, Rome by Pope Pius XI|
|Major shrine||Convent of Saint Gilard (Espace Bernadette Soubirous Nevers), Nevers|
18 February (France, some traditionalist congregations)
|Patronage||Bodily illness, Lourdes, France, shepherds and shepherdesses, against poverty, people ridiculed for their faith|
- "Biography Bernadette Soubirous - Saint of Lourdes". biographyonline.net. Retrieved 17 November 2010.