On February 11, 1858 in the small town of Lourdes in the mountains of southern France, the Blessed Virgin appeared to 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous, the eldest child of a poor miller. The Holy Virgin appeared at the grotto to Saint Bernadette seventeen more times, with as many as 20,000 people in attendance. The Blessed Virgin's communications to Saint Bernadette led to the discovery of the healing waters of Lourdes and the construction of a great cathedral. Persecuted by the local authorities, besieged by both the devout and the merely curious who wished to see "the saint" (a title she abhorred), she was forever an embodiment of patience, clarity, and fidelity to the revelations granted to her. After a life of humility and prayer as a nun in the Convent of Saint-Girard, she died a holy death in 1879. Her exhumed body was found to be incorrupt. The patron saint of those ridiculed for their faith, France, and devotion to the Holy Virgin.
Shipping and Returns
|Continental US Shipping Charges |
|Order Total ||Standard |
|$0.01-30.00 ||$8.95 |
|$30.01-50.00 ||$10.95 |
|$50.01-70.00 ||$12.95 |
|$70.01-100.00 ||$16.95 |
|$100.01-150.00 ||$22.95 |
|$150.01-300.00 ||$29.95 |
|$300.01 and larger ||10% of subtotal |
Rush Shipment: We offer rush service on in-stock, regular-sized items only.
For 2nd Day Air, add $15.00 to our Standard Rates. Allow 3-4 business days for processing and delivery. For 2nd Day Air shipment of orders over $300.00, call for a quote.
For Next Day Air, add $21.00 to our Standard Rates. Allow 2-3 business days for processing and delivery. For Next Day Air shipment of orders over $300.00, call for a quote.
Non-custom items are shipped promptly; allow extra time when ordering Cathedral Size Icons, Banners, icons of prints in the CP or CH sizes and special large quantities of any item.
Our Guarantee | Returns
If you are not entirely satisfied with any item, return it to us within 30 days for an exchange or refund. (Exceptions: Only pre-authorized returns for custom items, including banners, CP and CH size icons, cathedral-size icons, and large or customized orders for other items.)
To ensure proper credit for your account, enclose a copy of the invoice in the box with the returned item, and indicate your reason for the return. All items must be returned in sellable condition.
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