LOURDES – Année de la foi

Bernadette (Marie Bernarde Soubirous) (Gascon name: Bernadeta Sobiróus; 7 January 1844 – 16 April 1879) was a miller’s daughter born in Lourdes, France, and is venerated as a Christian mystic and Saint in the Catholic Church. Soubirous is best known for her participation in the Marian apparitions of ‘a small young lady’ who asked for a chapel to be built at a cave-grotto in Massabielle where apparitions are said to have occurred between 11 February and 16 July 1858. She would later receive recognition when the lady who appeared to her identified herself as the Immaculate Conception. The Marian shrine at Lourdes (Midi-Pyrénées, France) went on to become a major pilgrimage site, attracting over five million Christian pilgrims of all denominations each year. On 8 December 1933, she was canonized by Pope Pius XI as a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church; her Feast Day is observed on 18 February. She is considered a Christian mystic.


  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 34
  • Coin Thickness: 2,3
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine with script
  • City: LOURDES
  • Country: France
  • Available: yes
  • Location: LOURDES, France