Following the events of the apparitions a papal investigation was founded. After long deliberation and careful examination of the evidence it was declared that the visions of the Virgin Mary really did occur at the Grotto of Lourdes.
She received Beatification in 1925 and Canonization in 1933 under Pope Pius XI, not so much for the content of her visions, but rather for her simplicity and holiness of her life. St Bernadette is the patron saint of sick persons and also of the family and poverty.
30 years after her death, Bernadette’s body was exhumed and found to be intact. Since 1925, the body of Bernadette is preserved in a shrine in the chapel of the Convent of St.Gildard of Nevers. Espace St. Gildard Convent in Nevers, France.
More than 700,000,000, million Pilgrims have visited the Sanctuary of Lourdes and touched the stones of the Grotto, washed and drank the cool healing waters of the Spring where Saint Bernadette visited with Mary, Mother of God. 69 people, many at the moment of their death, were completely cured. Hundreds of thousands of Pilgrims felt changes in their bodies and their life that can only be attributed to visiting the Sanctuary of Lourdes and the Grotto where Saint Bernadette's story began in 1858 And in 2013 when the story of Her first return and appearance was recorded with a letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis in Rome.
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