St. Bernadette is known for seeing visions of a "young lady" from February 11 to July 16, 1858 in Lourdes, France. The lady asked for a chapel to be built in Massabielle and revealed herself to be the "Immaculate Conception." On February 18, 1862, after much investigation by the Vatican, St. Bernadette's visions became "worthy of belief." Her body has remained internally incorrupt since her death; she was declared a saint on December 8, 1933 by Pope Pius XI. Her Feast Day is generally celebrated on April 16, the day she died. She is the patron saint of bodily illnesses; Lourdes, France; shepherds and shepherdesses; against poverty; and people ridiculed for their faith.
The statue is 12" tall and weighs only 147 g.