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Saint Bernadette Soubirous
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Saint Bernadette of Lourdes
Born7 January 1844[1], Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrénées, France
Died16 April 1879(1879-04-16) (aged 35), Nevers, Nièvre, France
Venerated in Catholicism
Beatified 14 June 1925, Rome, by Pope Pius XI[2][3]
Canonized 8 December 1933, Rome, by Pope Pius XI[2][3]
Feast 16 April (18 February in France)
Patronage * Bodily illness
  • Lourdes, France
  • shepherds and shepherdesses
  • against poverty
  • people ridiculed for their faith

Bernadette Soubirous (January 7 1844 - 1879) was a young girl that had religious visions at Lourdes, France.[4] 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.


  1. "St. Bernadette Soubirous", Saints Alive
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Page 12. Consecration of our encounters with God and Mary. St Bernadette: February 18th". Florida Center for Peace. Miami, Florida. February 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2013. "On may 13, 1913, Pope Pius X signed the decree introducing the cause of Bernadette's beatification. She was beatified on June 14th, 1925. Eight years later, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 1933 she was canonized by Pope Pius XI."
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ruggles, Robin (1999). Apparition shrines. Places of pilgrimage and prayer. Boston: Pauline Books & Media. p. 68. ISBN 0-81984799-2 . ISBN 978-081984799-7.
  4. "Biography Bernadette Soubirous - Saint of Lourdes". Retrieved 17 November 2010.