OUR LADY OF LOURDES
Things to know:
February 11th marks the first of 18 apparitions of Our Lady at a grotto in Lourdes, France.
Our Lady chose a young, uneducated girl named Bernadette to deliver her message to the world.
9th Apparition: Our Lady prompted Bernadette to uncover the healing spring in the grotto.
11th Apparition: Our Lady requested a chapel to be built near the grotto. Millions are reported to visit the sit each year.
Numerous reported healings...some have been verified miracles! Pope Pius X established Lourdes Medical Bureau to investigate medical miracles.
16th Apparition: Mary revealed herself as the Immaculate Conception.