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The Society for Saint Bernadette

The Society for Saint Bernadette is intended to be a home for people all over the world to learn about her amazing experience, impact, and personal story.

Saint Bernadette

Bernadette Soubirous, also known as Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, was the firstborn daughter of a miller from Lourdes, in France, and is best known for experiencing apparitions of a “young lady” who asked for a chapel to be built at the nearby cave-grotto at Massabielle. These apparitions are said to have occurred between 11 February and 16 July 1858, and the woman who appeared to her identified herself as the “Immaculate Conception”. Since then, many miraculous healings have occurred that are associated to the waters that the Holy Mother caused to flow in the grotto during one of Bernadette’s apparitions.

Personal Stories

Experiencing the Nightly Procession

During my trip to Lourdes, there were many aspects of the experience that I was looking forward to. However, one that was originally low on my radar ended up being one of the most impactful … the nightly procession.
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Mymy’s story

Growing up Catholic in the Philippines, we had traditional family rosary crusades in our neighborhood. It is when the image of our Lady is passed from house to house and when the image is staying at your house for three nights, we pray the rosary, light candles and put flowers on the altar to honor our blessed Mother.
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Kathy’s Story

After a traumatic incident, I found myself looking to get to Lourdes – a place not on the original bucket list. The first morning, I found myself sad and lost in the cold late rainy winter. In the off-season, it can be challenging to find the right church/chapel for English mass. Finally guided in the right direction by a helpful French Father, I met Sr. Agnes.
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