Our Lady appeared to 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous
in Lourdes, France, 18 times from February through July, 1858.
During the apparitions she told Bernadette to dig a hole which
later in the day produced a stream of water, bringing about thousands
of spiritual and physical cures even to this day. Mary pleaded
for "Penitence! Penitence! Penitence!" and urged us
to "Pray to God for sinners." She called herself the "Immaculate