Our Lady of Lourdes

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Our Lady of Lourdes
rock cave where Soubirous saw the apparition
Location Lourdes, France
Date 11 February 1858
Witness Saint Bernadette Soubirous
Type Marian apparition
Holy See approval 1862, during the pontificate of Pope Pius IX
Shrine Sanctuary 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.