Our Lady of Lourdes is a title of the Virgin Mary venerated by the Roman Catholic Church[1]. The title is associated with the Marian apparitions that occurred in Lourdes, France in 1858 to Saint Bernadette Soubirous[1]. The image of Our Lady of Lourdes has been widely reproduced and can be found in shrines and homes around the world[1].

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is a group of churches, religious buildings and places of worship on the site where the apparitions occurred[1]. Pope Pius XII issued a papal encyclical Le pèlerinage de Lourdes on the 100th centenary anniversary of the Marian apparitions[1].

Our Lady of Lourdes is also the name for several schools, including Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie, New York[2], Our Lady of Lourdes Miami Church in Miami, Florida[3], and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana[4]. There is also an Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish and School in University City, Missouri[5].

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