Bernadette Soubirous


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Bernadette Soubirous

had a vision in a grotto of the Blessed Virgin. [Ger. Lit.: The Song of Bernadette; Magill I, 903]
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This "supernatural grace" was not granted to Israel "on account of natural merit," he argues (202), any more than Mary's appearance to Bernadette Soubirous could be said to have been merited by her.
The discussion of Marian vision cults in the nineteenth century is particularly well done; the experience of Bernadette Soubirous and the growth of Lourdes as a major pilgrimage site are the subject of one of the strongest portions of the book.
Ainsi, les humiliations et les rebuffades sont utilisees par les superieures pour inciter les religieuses a pratiquer l'obeissance et l'humilite : qu'on pense a sainte Therese de l'Enfant Jesus ou a Bernadette Soubirous.
Lourdes has attracted millions of pilgrims since 1858 when 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous saw 18 visions of the Virgin Mary.
Sus ultimos numeros, por ejemplo, estan dedicados a Romano Guardini, Chiara Lubich, Gema Galgani, Marcelino Champagnat, Pablo de Tarso, Concepcion Cabrera de Armida, Antonio Maria Claret, Manuel d'Alzon, Bernadette Soubirous, Guillermo Jose Chaminade, Juan Bosco y Agustin de Hipona.
Bernadette Soubirous was illiterate and considered too ignorant to be instructed for First Communion.
Lourdes, France, is a holy place for Catholics because in the mid-19th century a teenage girl named Bernadette Soubirous reportedly saw the Virgin Mary on 18 separate occasions.
1858: Bernadette Soubirous claimed to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary at a grotto in Lourdes.
Saint Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879), was only 14 when she encountered the Blessed Virgin Mary in the grotto of Lourdes in the south of France on February 11, 1858, though at the time, she did not know who she was.
Catholics believe that the Virgin Mary made 18 apparitions to a French peasant girl called Bernadette Soubirous in a grotto in Lourdes in 1858.
When Bernadette Soubirous was sent out to forage for firewood on a chilly February morning, she noticed something moving in a rocky hollow, or grotto, into which cattle often strayed.
A major Catholic pilgrimage site for over a century, the tiny town of Lourdes in southern France is where in 1858 a 14-year-old peasant girl named Bernadette Soubirous claimed to have seen a series of 18 visions of the Virgin Mary in a nearby grotto (resulting in Bernadette's canonization by the Vatican as the patron saint of the sick).