- Feast Day: April 16th
Patron Saint of: The Sick, The Poor, Shepherds,
People ridiculed for their piety
- France (1844-1879)
Our lovely original illustration for this Saint Bernadette Prayer Pillowcase features the humble young Basque girl whom Our Lady visited at Lourdes 18 times. We asked our artist to place Bernadette in front of a grotto to represent where the apparitions took place and we love his thoughtful composition! Look close and you'll find Our Lady's outline on the grotto wall. Bernadette, rosary in hand, looks so serene.
Our Saint Bernadette Prayer Pillowcase shares a reminder of the peace we receive from following God's will, even in the most peculiar circumstances. The companion prayer is a gentle nudge to be less self-absorbed and more like the "Princess of Lourdes" whose kindness, desire to please God and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is a model for us all.
This design from our Saints & Angels collection makes a lovely gift to honor, or begin, a devotion to the "Princess of Lourdes."
Personalize one for a special name-day or Feast Day gift.
More about Saint Bernadette:
Bernadette Soubirous wasn't always called the "Princess of Lourdes." In fact, this Basque girl who could barely read and write once lived with her family in an abandoned jail cell! One day during a vision of the Virgin Mary at the grotto Our Lady told Bernadette to dig in the dirt and drink the trickle of water that appeared. Bernadette faithfully followed Mary's instructions and by the next day the trickle had turned into a free-flowing spring! Not only was a chapel built there in fulfillment of Our Lady's request, but the waters at Lourdes have been a source of sanctity and miraculous healing ever since. Would you have glowed with satisfaction under the publicity that followed 18 visits from the Virgin Mary? Saint Bernadette did not. Instead this humble soul escaped the "burden" of fame by joining the Sisters a few years later.
All pillowcases, regardless of fabric content, are sized to fit Standard & Queen size pillows and measure 20" x 31".
- Poly/Cotton pillowcases (we established our company using these) have a 2" hem and virtually zero shrinkage.
- 100% Cotton pillowcases have a 3" hem. This silky soft fabric has been pre-shrunk; no worries about shrinkage.
- Organic Cotton pillowcases have a 3" hem. Preshrunk with a soft yet crisp feel that only gets softer with every wash.
We are happy to say that we print only on pillowcases that are made in the USA, and we use inks that are certified safe for you, your family and the environment (Oeko-Tex Standard 100).
All of the Prayer Pillowcase photographs you see on this website were taken of our original Poly/Cotton pillow cases with 2" hems.