Skip to main content
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes

Saint Bernadette of Lourdes

Biography
Saint (1844–1879)
  • Publish date:
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes was best known as a saint who received visions from the Virgin Mary in a cave near Lourdes. Pope Pius XI canonized her as a saint in 1933.

Synopsis

Saint Bernadette of Lourdes was a saint born on January 7, 1844, in Lourdes, France. She received several visions from the Virgin Mary starting in 1858. When she reported these visions, civil authorities attempted to force her to recant her accounts. She refused, and word spread about the cave she had found with supposed miracle healing springs. Napolean III’s wife helped her achieve her vision to build a church at the cave. Lourdes emerged as a pilgrimage site for worshippers from around the world. She died on April 16, 1879, and was canonized as a saint in 1933 by Pope Pius XI.

Scroll to Continue

READ NEXT

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak leaves number 10 Downing Street ahead of the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons on December 07, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Rishi Sunak

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 30: Figure Skater Brian Boitano is seen at the Rink at Rockefeller Center on December 30, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images)

Brian Boitano

Fact Check

We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us!

Tags: