Our Lady of Lourdes
|Our Lady of Lourdes|
rock cave where Soubirous saw the apparition
|Date||11 February 1858|
|Witness||Saint Bernadette Soubirous|
|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.