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St. Bernadette

Statue where St. Bernadette witnessed the beautiful Lady in Lourdes France (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
St. Bernadette was born in Lourdes, France on January 7, 1844. Her parents were very poor and she was the first of nine children. She was baptized at St. Pierre’s, the local parish church, on January 9. As a toddler, Bernadette contracted cholera and suffered extreme asthma. Unfortunately, she lived