Filmed adaptation of the life of St. Bernadette of Lourdes. As a 14 year old peasant girl growing up in the tiny French village of Lourdes in the 19th century, Bernadette (Daniele Ajoret) experiences visions of the Virgin Mary in a nearby grotto during February and March of 1858. Doing as instructed, Bernadette digs by a large rock, revealing a "healing spring" that is still visited today - the Lourdes. Bernadette joined the Sister of Charity at Nevers (1866) and remained in seclusion until her death at 35. After her death, Bernadette's body remained "incorruptible", and the shrine at Lourdes went on to become a major site for pilgrimage, attracting millions of Catholics each year. On December 8, 1933 she was canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.