• Church Life,  Events,  The Saints

    Bernadette After Death

    The Relics of Saint Bernadette Soubirous arrived in Carfin Grotto, Scotland, this morning. St Bernadette is, and always has been, an immensely popular Saint of the Catholic Church. If the visit of the relics of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux to the Grotto in 2019 are anything to judge by, this visit by the little Saint of Lourdes will draw huge crowds from across Scotland, particularly as this is the only Scottish destination on the national tour of the relics. Many know at least the basic details of the eighteen Appearances of the Blessed Virgin to Saint Bernadette at Lourdes in 1858, and some know that she lived the rest of…

  • Faith and Life,  The Saints

    Bernadette at Nevers

    In a few weeks time, the relics of Saint Bernadette Soubirous will visit Scotland as part of a wider tour of the United Kingdom, having already stopped at various locations in England. The Relics will come to Carfin Grotto, Scotland’s national shrine in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes, on 24 September, with a National Pilgrimage taking place the following day – this will include a torchlight procession and Mass celebrated by the Bishops of Scotland. The visit will offer many people the opportunity to venerate the Relics of this greatly-loved Saint. St Bernadette is known throughout the world as the young girl who saw Our Blessed Lady at Lourdes…