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Saint Bernadette Soubirous
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Saint Bernadette of Lourdes
Virgin, Consecrated Religious
Born Bernadeta Sobiros
7 January 1844
Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrénées, France
Died 16 April 1879(1879-04-16) (aged 35)
Nevers, Nièvre, France
Venerated in Catholic Church
Beatified 14 June 1925, Rome, by Pope Pius XI
Canonized 8 December 1933, Rome by Pope Pius XI
Major shrine Convent of Saint Gilard (Espace Bernadette Soubirous Nevers), Nevers
Feast 16 April
18 February (France, some traditionalist congregations)
Patronage Bodily illness, Lourdes, France, shepherds and shepherdesses, against poverty, people ridiculed for their faith

Bernadette Soubirous (January 7 1844 - 1879) was a young girl that had religious visions at Lourdes, France. During 1858 she said she saw the Virgin Mary 18 times. The Roman Catholic Church later made her a saint, and Lourdes has become one of the most visited places for pilgrims.

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