25 March 2017

Sixteenth Apparition, 159 Years Ago

Thursday, March 25, 1858: The Lady finally reveals her name

Sixteenth appearance. The vision finally reveals her name, but the rose (or rose hips) on which she sets her feet during the Apparitions does not bloom. Bernadette recounts: "She raised her eyes to heaven, joining as a sign of prayer her hands, which were stretched and open to the earth, and said to me: 'I am the immaculate conception.'" Bernadette runs away and repeats these words incessantly on the way, words she does not understand.