Bernadette Soubirous was born in 1844, the first child of an extremely poor miller in the town of Lourdes in southern France. She is often depicted in prayer with a rosary or appealing to the Holy Virgin. St. Bernadette of Lourdes, original name Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, was beatified in 1925 and canonized by Pope Pius XI in December 1933. This little nun is venerated by tens of thousands of Catholic worshipers throughout the world.
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