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Saint Bernadette Soubirous
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Saint Bernadette of Lourdes
Born Bernadeta Sobirós
7 January 1844
Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrénées, France
Died 16 April 1879(1879-04-16) (aged 35)
Nevers, Nièvre, France
Venerated in Catholicism
Beatified 14 June 1925, Rome, by Pope Pius XI
Canonized 8 December 1933, Rome, by Pope Pius XI
Feast 16 April (18 February in France)
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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