Our Lady Madonna of Lourdes Hand carved Catholic Religious Goods Store Near Me; Lourdes recalls the most famous Marian apparitions in history. They took place in 1858 and had as protagonist a girl of fourteen years old named Bernadette Soubirous. The Virgin appeared to her eighteen times in a cave along the river Gave. She spoke to her in the local dialect, indicated the point where she could dig with her hands to find what turned out to be a spring of water, in contact with which many miracles would spring.
An important moment was when, in an apparition on March 25, feast of the Annunciation, at the repeated request of Bernadette, the Virgin said to be the Immaculate Conception, thus coming to confirm the dogma of the immaculate conception of Mary promulgated by Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1854 (four years earlier).