Patron of the Sick
150 years ago, young St. Bernadette, just 14 years old, witnessed the appearance of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, eighteen times in five months near a cave in a small mountainous town in Southern France named Lourdes. Bernadette’s extraordinary faith compelled her to obey the instruction of Mary to drink from a nonexistent fountain in the grotto. She scratched in the dry gravel and healing waters began to flow.
Today, the healing waters attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from all faiths in search of physical, emotional and spiritual hope. In the Sanctus Collection, the Lady of Lourdes medal captures Mary in stunning portrait on the front and young St. Bernadette kneeling at the grotto in Lourdes on the back in vivid detail, commemorating the 150 year anniversary of the miracle.