11 February 2017

The First Apparition, 159 Years Ago

Thursday, February 11, 1858: First meeting

First appearance. Accompanied by her sister and a friend, Bernadette went to Massabielle, along the Gave, to collect bones and dead wood. Removing her stockings to cross the stream and go to the Grotto, she hears a noise that sounded like a gale, she looks up at the Grotto : "I saw a lady dressed in white: she wore a white dress, White sail also, a blue belt and a yellow rose on each foot ". Bernadette makes the sign of the cross and recites the rosary with the Lady. When the prayer is finished, the Lady disappears abruptly.