The Word Among Us

April 2013 Issue

Simply Bernadette

What happened to the saint of Lourdes after the apparitions?

By: Hallie Riedel

Simply Bernadette: What happened to the saint of Lourdes after the apparitions? by Hallie Riedel

Everyone knows a little about the story of Lourdes. In 1858, the Virgin Mary appeared as a beautiful lady to an impoverished shepherd girl in a grotto in France.

Healing waters sprang up where the lady told the girl to dig, drawing many pilgrims—now over six million every year. The shepherdess...

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