St. Bernadette Soubirous

When Bernadette was a young girl living in Lourdes, France, she saw a vision of Our Lady. “I am the Immaculate Conception,” Mary said to her. Although Bernadette did not know what that meant, she did all that Our Lady asked her to do. A chapel was built, and Lourdes is now a place of pilgrimage and healing for the sick. Bernadette became a nun and did not tell people about the visions. She showed great humility by never seeking fame or recognition, even though Our Lady had chosen her to be God’s messenger.

April 16

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