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St. Mary's Catholic High School

Who was Bernadette Soubirous?
  • Born January 7th 1844
  • Lived in poverty in a single room which was a former prison cell
  • At 12 years of age she received a vision of the Virgin Mary
  • Due to her poor upbringing, Bernadette did not receive a proper education and learned basic catechism at the age of 14 with other 7 year old children
  • At 14 she had 18 visions of the Virgin Mary in a grotto on outskirts of Lourdes
  • She was not believed by many and had to undergo medical testing to prove she was sane
  • She was canonized in 1933 for the simplicity and holiness of her life

Bernadette House