Our Lady of Lourdes is the name of a Marian apparition that took place in Lourdes, France in 1858 to a young girl named Bernadette. When she was just 13 years old, Bernadette was collecting wood near a grotto next to a riverbank. While looking at the cave, it was suddenly filled with light. She saw a woman dressed in a white robe with a blue sash, and a veil on her head. On her feet were two yellow roses. In her hands, she clasped a rosary. The woman asked Bernadette to pray the rosary with her. When they finished, the woman disappeared. Bernadette returned to the grotto the following Sunday and then a third time. The lady then spoke to her and requested that she come to the grotto every day for the next fifteen days. During those visits, she asked Bernadette to pray for the conversion of sinners, to ask the priests to build a chapel on that spot, and to drink water from the stream. Eventually, the woman revealed to Bernadette that she was Mary, the Mother of Jesus. She wanted Bernadette to pray for sinners.