Bernadette of Lourdes


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Ber·na·dette of Lourdes

 (bûr′nə-dĕt′; lo͝ord, lo͝ordz), Saint Originally Marie Bernarde Soubirous. 1844-1879.
French peasant girl whose visions of the Virgin Mary led to the establishment of the shrine at Lourdes, France.

Bernadette of Lourdes

(ˌbɜːnəˈdɛt)
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(Biography) Saint. original name Marie Bernarde Soubirous. 1844–79, French peasant girl born in Lourdes, whose visions of the Virgin Mary led to the establishment of Lourdes as a centre of pilgrimage, esp for the sick or crippled. Feast day: Feb 18
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1844: Saint Bernadette of Lourdes (Marie-Bernarde Soubirous) was born.
It is doubtful that these relics were genuine but you can see the real body of St Bernadette of Lourdes in a glass shrine in the convent at Nevers, where she spent her adult life.
Bernadette of Lourdes was a nurse in the Franco-Prussian War.