La châsse du Sanctuaire contenant une relique de sainte Bernadette

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Venerating the relics of Saint Bernadette

Take time to venerate the relics of Saint Bernadette in the Sanctuary.

"If there was someone poorer than me the Virgin would have chosen her", Bernadette used to say. And indeed she was poor, uneducated, and humble. And yet her destiny was to be extraordinary... To know more

The reliquary of Saint Bernadette is available for veneration by pilgrims in a Chapel in the Crypt of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. This reliquary is carried in procession from the Lourdes Parish church to the Grotto of the Apparitions every year on 18th February, the Feast of Saint Bernadette in France.

Did you know? Bernadette’s incorrupt body is still visible in a glass casket at the Espace Bernadette Soubirous in Nevers (Nièvre, France) in the Chapel of the Convent of Saint Gildard.