Saint Bernadette is the patron saint of illness, people ridiculed for their piety, poverty, shepherds, and Lourdes. Bernadette, at the age of 14, was one of the three poor children who was visited by Our Lady of Lourdes at a grotto in France. She was doubted by many including her family until the apparitions were approved nearly 4 years later. After the apparitions, Bernadette became ill and suffered chronic health problems for the remainder of her life. Her feast day is April 16th. Buy a pendant or add on a chain to make it a necklace. Get St. Bernadette medals in either sterling silver, gold-filled or 14kt solid gold all made in the USA and with lifetime guarantees.