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.
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).
Similar stories are told from Lourdes, where the Virgin Mary supposedly appeared to Bernadette Soubirous.
Words of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous near Lourdes on March 25, 1858
The Pope is expected this year to visit the shrine where Mary is said to have appeared to a 14-year old shepherdess, Bernadette Soubirous in 1858.
He began a 32-hour trip to the southwestern French city where the Virgin Mary appeared to the peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous in 1858.
This day in history 1858: Bernadette Soubirous claimed to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary in Lourdes.
And paralleling the 19th--century's Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes, the 1970s Bernadette Brown of Quebec gets harassed by the authorities.