History Saint Bernadette Soubirous: Biography The Soubirous family lived in the far north of the little town of Lourdes, in the Lapaca district.
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February 11,marked exactly years since the first apparition took place at the foot of a hill called Massabielle, near the small town of Lourdes in France. Bernadette Soubirous, aged fourteen, was out with her younger sister and a friend looking for firewood to sell in exchange for bread.
Her two companions waded across a stream and left her taking off her shoes and stockings. Suddenly, she saw a figure in the opening of a grotto.
It looked to her like a beautiful young lady of fifteen or sixteen, surrounded by light and holding a rosary. Instinctively, Bernadette pulled out her own rosary and began to pray. When she finished her prayers the Lady bowed, smiled at her and disappeared. On the way home Bernadette asked her companions whether they had seen anything.
They had seen nothing, but her sister, Toinette, pressed her to tell them what she had seen. Reluctantly, she admitted seeing a beautiful young lady dressed in white, with a blue sash and a yellow rose on each foot. When Toinette told her mother they were both punished and Bernadette was forbidden to return to the cave.
He merely advised her to wait and see. When word got around, however, local children urged Bernadette to go back to Massabielle. Her father agreed, but told her to be quick.
Back at the Grotto Bernadette knelt down and started to say the rosary. She had barely finished one decade when she exclaimed: If not, go away. Bernadette went into a trance and could not be moved.
An adult was fetched who finally managed to get her away. When asked what she saw, she said: At the request of two ladies, she asked Aquero to write down her name.
The Lady laughed and said: She was then told: An Inspector Jacomet asked Bernadette to promise not to go back to the grotto. On 23rd February, after her parents had relented, Bernadette ran back to Massabielle and was again favoured with a vision.
A woman watching Bernadette wrote: A candle she was holding appeared to burn her finger, but subsequently there was no trace of blistering.
The next day, Bernadette was seen walking on her knees to the back of the cave, continually kissing the ground, explaining later that "Aquero" [The Lady] had said: Pray to God for sinners. Kiss the ground in penance.
She drank from it, muddying her face so that she looked revolting. She was led away and the watching crowd, indignant at the spectacle, left in disgust.
The Lady had told her: The daily visions continued.
On 2nd March Bernadette was given a message for the clergy. The Lady asked for a procession to take place and for a chapel to be built on the site. When Bernadette conveyed this message she received only a smile. They half expected to see the rose flower. Bernadette received no vision that morning and everyone left.St.
Bernadette of Lourdes, original name Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, also called Saint Bernadette Soubirous, (born January 7, , Lourdes, France—died April 16, , Nevers; canonized December 8, ; feast day April 16, but sometimes February 18 in France), miller’s daughter whose visions led to the founding of the shrine of Lourdes..
Frail in health, Bernadette was the eldest of nine. In France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it . Bernadette Soubirous is the saint of Lourdes, France.
Visionary and messenger of the Immaculate Conception, she told us the very words of the Virgin Mary, spoken in the native Basque tongue of Southern France and Northern Spain. jk ash said Hello. It is August 23rd and this whole week I've been unable to stop reading the biography of Bernadette: Bernadette Speaks: A Life of St.
Bernadette Soubirous in Her Own Words " I was confirmed Therese Bernadette and both the Little Flower . The Soubirous family lived in the far north of the little town of Lourdes, in the Lapaca district. A large stream flowed there, and on this stream there were seven mills; one of them known as the Boly Mill, and this had been the residence of the Soubirous.
Francois Soubirous leased the mill from. Biography of Bernadette Soubirous. As a young year-old girl, Bernadette Soubirous had multiple visions of the Blessed Lady in a grotto in the outskirts of Lourdes. Although her visions were widely doubted at the time, her humility, truthfulness and modesty encouraged many to believe.