Bernadette of Lourdes

/ (ˌbɜːnəˈdɛt) /

noun

Saint . original name Marie Bernarde Soubirous . 1844–79, French peasant girl born in Lourdes, whose visions of the Virgin Mary led to the establishment of Lourdes as a centre of pilgrimage, esp for the sick or crippled. Feast day: Feb 18

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