Sanctuary Saint Bernadette Soubirous of Nevers
It was to Bernadette Soubirous, a simple and humble young girl, that the Virgin Mary chose to appear in Lourdes on several occasions in 1858. She presented herself as the Immaculate Conception.
Bernadette joined the Sisters of Charity of Nevers where she took care of sick and poor people. A poor young girl, chosen among all by the Virgin Mary, she will make her poverty a real wealth: "Jesus alone for Riches" (Sister Bernadette).
In the centre of Nevers, on the hill Saint-Gildard, the presence of the preserved body of Bernadette Soubirous attracted very early pilgrims from all over the world.
Today, the Sanctuary is a place of welcome for all, a spiritual and retreat center where we discover Bernadette and where we follow in her steps… Her religious life in 1866, date of her arrival at the age of 22, until April 16, 1879, the day of her death, she was 35 years old. Come and see ...