Our Lady of Lourdes

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Our Lady of Lourdes
rock cave where Soubirous saw the apparition
LocationLourdes, France
Date11 February 1858
WitnessSaint Bernadette Soubirous
TypeMarian apparition
Holy See approval1862, during the pontificate of Pope Pius IX
ShrineSanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, Lourdes, France

Our Lady of Lourdes is a name for the Virgin Mary. She is believed to have appeared near Lourdes, France. The first appearance was on 11 February 1858. It was seen by Bernadette Soubirous, a 14 year old peasant. Seventeen more appearances were reported that year.