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Bernadette Soubirous

Bernadette Soubirous

Bernadette Soubirous has been living for 35 years: twenty two years in Lourdes (1844-1866),  thirteen in Nevers (1866-1879). In 1858, in the grotto of Massabielle, in Lourdes, the Virgin Mary appears to her eighteen times. Bernadette's life is consequently transfigured.

Childhood

Childhood

From 1844 to 1854, Bernadette lives in Lourdes a rather happy childhood.

The time of trial

The time of trial

After 1854, Bernadette and her family live a terrible decline.

The Apparitions

The Apparitions

In 1858, in the grotto of Massabielle, Bernadette meets the Vigin Mary eighteen times.

Reflection

Reflection

From 1858 to 1866, Bernadette wants to give a meaning to her life.

Religious life

Religious life

From 1866 to 1879, Bernadette lives a religious life in a convent in Nevers.

The intact body

The intact body

Even if it has been exhumed many times, Bernadette's body remains mysteriously intact.

Beatification

Beatification

On 2nd June 1925, Bernadette has been declared blessed.

Canonization

Canonization

On 8th December 1933, Bernadette is considered as a Saint.