Bernadette had many lifetime accomplishments. The one that stands out the most is that Mary Mother of God appeared to her many times.Mary visited Bernadette in a grotto near her home in Lourdes,France. Bernadette was only fourteen years old when she saw The Mother Of God for the first time. Mary told Bernadette to build a chapel in her honor on March second. Later in Bernadette life, a chapel was built in Mary’s honor in the spot at which Mary appeared to Bernadette. The church;which was named Sanctuary of Our Lady Of Lourdes; is now one of the biggest pilgrimage sites on earth. When The lady appeared to Bernadette she told her to drink from the muddy water in the grotto. When Bernadette came back the next day, the muddy water was clean and flowing. Many people since then have drank from the water, which has cured their illnesses. Bernadette was Canonized by Pope Pius XI. Some of her patronages include illness, people ridiculed for being religious, people in poverty,shepherds and, Lourdes France. Some symbols of Bernadette are the Sisters of charity logo and lilies.