Apparitions and Miracles :

Our Lady of Lourdes (1858)

In 1858 the Blessed Mother appeared about 17 times to 14-year-old St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes.   She revealed herself to be Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and asked that a chapel be built in Lourdes.

The Blessed Mother showed St. Bernadette a spring of water from which people could drink and cleanse themselves.  Since this apparition, millions have traveled to Lourdes and many people suffering from illnesses have reportedly been cured.  The Lourdes Bureau Médical has documented more than 50 miraculous healings at the site of the apparition.    St. Bernadette was canonized in 1933.  The Blessed Mother is known under the title of Our Lady of Lourdes.