The Story of the Virgin of Lourdes

The Virgin of Lourdes is very well known as “The patron saint of the sick”, Our Lady of Lourdes has been the protagonist of the healing of health problems and in favor of terminally ill people.


First appearances

Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year-old French girl who, despite being a descendant of an illiterate family, was very devoted to the Virgin Mary and praying the Rosary. On February 11, 1858, in Lourdes, France. Bernadette with her sister and a friend were collecting firewood, but when crossing the lake Bernadette was left behind due to her poor health.

Near a grotto, she hears a noise followed by a golden cloud, and that is when the first appearance of the Virgin of Lourdes occurs, the young French woman describes the virgin as a lady dressed completely in white and yellow roses on each foot; In his presence, Bernadette began to pray a rosary to him.


More Appearances

Bernadette, days after her first encounter with the Virgin of Lourdes, returns to the grotto with other people to corroborate what she is saying. True, the Virgin told her to come for 15 days in a row and that this way she would be happy in the other world. Many of these people believed what the young French woman said and other people simply made fun. 

The Virgin asked Bernadette to dig the ground and wash her face with the water that came out of the ground. Many people looked strangely at the young woman but The young woman without thinking did what the virgin told her. After this action, water from a miraculous spring began to flow, which was the cause of many miraculous cures, many of these miracles were certified by the Catholic Church.

On March 25, The Virgin of Lourdes made her 16th appearance, when Bernadette asked her who she was, and then the lady in white finally confessed that she was the Immaculate Conception.

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