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Topic: St Bernadette of Lourdes

The saint who grew up in poverty and saw the Virgin Mary

St Bernadette (April 16) lived a humble life of deep Catholic devotion

It is fitting that Pope Benedict made his announcement on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

It is indicative both of his love for Our Lady and an acknowledgement of his own growing weakness