On this day in Our Lady began appearing to a French peasant girl named Bernadette just four years after the dogmatic definition of Mary's Immaculate Conception. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us sinners!
Mother Mary at Lourdes in Southern France. In Mary appeared 18 times to a devout peasant, Bernadette Soubirous, in a grotto near Lourdes. She urged Bernadette to “pray for sinners” and also gave the warning “Penitence!