In 1858, a fourteen-year-old asthmatic girl saw many apparitions of Our Lady in Lourdes, France. During one apparition, Our Lady asked this simple yet devout girl to dig her fingers into the dry sand. Miraculously, a spring of water appeared. Today people from around the world visit this grotto and its miraculous waters.
When Bernadette first spoke about the lady she saw, no one believed her. Her mother and her priest doubted her, and the police tried to frighten her into saying that the apparitions did not happen. Reading this story about St. Bernadette can help us see how to be patient and steadfast in the face of doubt and adversity!
Level 1 Reader
Softcover, 30 pages.