St Bernadette Statue - White
Beautiful flexible sturdy plastic statues are ideal for indoor or outdoor use. Available in white, granite, or colored. Distortion may occur over 90 degrees. Keep in shaded area.
Bernadette was the oldest of 6 children in a very poor family headed by Francois and Louise Casterot. On 11 February 1858, around the time of her first communion, she received a vision of the Our Lady. She received 18 more in the next 5 months, and was led to a spring of healing waters. She moved into a house with the sisters of Nevers at Lourdes where she lived, worked, and learned to read and write. The sisters cared to the sick and indigent, and at age 22 they admitted Bernadette into their order. Always sick, and often mistreated by her superiors, she died with a prayer for Mary's aid. Her body is incorrupt. Patroness of bodily ills, illness, Lourdes france, people ridiculed for their piety, poverty, shepherdesses, shepherds, sick people,