In 1858, the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette Soubirous. On March 25, Mary told Bernadette "I am the Immaculate Conception". The shrine today is visited by millions and is the source of a miraculous spring of water. The scene of the apparition is depicted on the medal. Our Lady of Lourdes is the patroness of bodily ills. Feast day: February 11.