In 1858 a young girl called Bernadette Soubirous witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary near the town of Lourdes, France. This was the first of 18 such apparitions which occurred in 1858 which were to make the little town of Lourdes and its grotto a world-famous site for Christian pilgrims. This fascinating book contains a wealth of information on the little French town and its miraculous history, filled with testimonies of its cures and miraculous properties as well as its history and other interesting information. A comprehensive and insightful book on the holy site of Lourdes, this wonderful little book will appeal to those interested in the site and is a worthy addition to any collection of religious literature. Originally published in 1918, this scarce book is republished now with a new introductory biography of the author.