Saint Bernadette Soubirous
Saint Bernadette and Our Lady of Lourdes
- People who visit Lourdes today actually get their whole bodies dunked in the miraculous waters.
- The apparitions were declared authentic in 1862 and Lourdes became one of the world's major pilgrimage site.
- Bernadette became a Sister of Notre Dame in Nevers, France.
- Bernadette had a life of suffering and penance with illness. Our Lady told her she would find happiness in the next life and not in this world.
- The message of Our Lady of Lourdes is about the healing Mercy of God.
- Lourdes is also about the need for prayer and penance. Saint Bernadette testified to the call of Our Lady of Lourdes by living the rest of her life in humble prayer and suffering as a nun.
- Bernadette died at the age of 35 on April 16, 1879. Her body is incorrupt in the chapel of Nevers. You are able to see her on several web sites by searching her name on the Internet. One such site is: SaintsAlive