Saint Bernadette

Saint Bernadette (Marie-Bernarde Soubirous) was born in Lourdes, France on January 7, 1844. During the period of February 11 through July 16, 1858 Saint Bernadette reported having experienced eighteen apparitions of “a Lady”. These apparitions are know as Our Lady of Lourdes (see also Marian apparitions). She died on April 16, 1879 at the age of 35 and the photo you are viewing directly below is how her body looks today over 150 years after her passing. Saint Bernadette was cannonized as a saint on December 8, 1933 by Pope Pius XI.