Patron Saint of: Bodily Illness, Lourdes, France, Shepherds and Shepherdesses, Against Poverty, People Ridiculed For Their Faith
St. Bernadette, little shepherdess of Lourdes favored with eighteen apparitions of the Immaculate Virgin Mary and with the privilege of lovingly conversing with her, now that you are eternally enjoying the entrancing of the Immaculate Mother of God, do not forsake me your devoted client, who am still in the valley of tears.
Intercede for me that I too, may walk the simple paths of faith.
Help me to imitate your example, at our heavenly Queens request, by saying the Rosary daily and by doing penance for sinners.
Teach me to imitate your wonderful devotedness to God and Our Lady the Immaculate Conception so that like you, I may be blessed with the grace of lasting faithfulness and enjoy the happiness in heaven of the eternal vision of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.