Saint Bernadette had visions of the “Holy Mother” and attributed the events she experienced at the grotto of Massabielle near Lourdes to her faith in God. The questioning by the Catholic Church and French authorities to discount her claims, built such a fervent following that the local parish priest, seeking to dispel her claims, told her the Lady must identify herself. When Bernadette tells him the Lady used the words “I am the Immaculate Conception” he is convinced of her claims. When Bernadette is told by the Lady to drink from a spring that flowed under the rocks, she only finds a little brackish water which leaves mud on her face, symbolic of her false claims. However, a few hours later a spring emerges and people flock to drink from it and report its healing powers. After contracting tuberculosis her health declines and she dies at 35.