Lourdes France today is one of the top three pilgrimage sites along with Fatima Portugal and Medjugorje where millions of people have made there way there. Before the covid pandemic, many thousands of people traveled to Lourdes everyday with the promise of spiritual and physical healing.
The story of Lourdes would not take place without the first child of a poor miller. Bernadette Soubirous was born in 1844 and from the beginning her virtue was honest. Even at that time, the pages of the bible seem to be pointing to this poor child whom despite being the oldest child would seem to be most in need. She was sickly with asthma and missed much of her schooling. By age 14 (1858) St. Bernadette had not yet received her first Holy Communion.