Our Lady of Lourdes Collection
Our Lady of Lourdes Collection.
Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Bernadette both feature in this collection of items honoring the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the young peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous, at a grotto in Lourdes, France in 1858. Many have experienced miracles of healing attributed to the waters of Lourdes, which has become the most famous modern shrine of Our Lady. In 1862 Church authorities confirmed the authenticity of the apparitions. The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes became worldwide in 1907.