Feast of St Bernadette

St Bernadette
St Bernadette

Today is Thursday of the Second Week of Easter, but it is also the Feast of St. Bernadette. Bernadette, Marie-Bernade Soubirous from her real name, received several apparitions of the Immaculate Conception in 1858 in France. The Virgin Mary led her to a water source that is said to have healing powers. A sanctuary has been built at this location and is visited annually by 6 millions pilgrims.

 

St Bernadette is the patron of bodily ills, illness, Lourdes, people ridiculed for their piety, poverty, shepherdesses, shepherds, sick people and sickness.