Lourdes and Saint Bernadette ... visit now!to Bernadette

Lourdes, France, 1858 – Fourteen year old Bernadette receives a message for the entire world from the Blessed Virgin herself.   Lourdes – the healing waters flow from the grotto, carrying a message, and a promise ...

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Bernadette of Lourdes

"Catholic Pilgrims of Mary and Jesus" is devoted to collecting and sharing the most remarkable and irrefutable events and truths of the Catholic tradition. The factual content is arguably among the most compelling found anywhere on the Web.  It's wealth of information and images, mostly from private sources, all concern various modes of Christian inspiration for our souls.  A virtual pilgrimage, you may discover within these pages the seeds of your own inspiration. "I do not promise to make you happy in this world, but in the next" ... These words spoken by Mary to Bernadette at the third apparition on February 18, 1858 were a prophesy of Bernadette's life. This was the promise in return for Bernadette's total compliance with the will of the heavenly Mother. The happiness promised to Bernadette was not only intended for life after death. It is a happiness experienced by all those who progress in the way of prayer; who go beyond prayerful words to the discovery of true Prayer. It was this experience that Bernadette came to discover as she knelt before Our Lady. She went beyond the mere recitation of the rosary to savor the deeper experience of a loving communion, "of a friend speaking to a friend." There at the Grotto, Bernadette's deeply prayerful experience silently touched the hearts of all who watched, and crowds began to form in ever greater numbers as the famous Fortnight of Apparitions progressed.