Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fact of the Day

Did you know that Madonna named her daughter after the city Lourdes in France?

"My mother always wanted to go to Lourdes, so for sentimental reasons, I named my daughter that."

In 1858, Lourdes went from being a small village in the Pyrenees to a global attraction. This was when the peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous, had a life-altering visit to a cave with her siblings to gather wood. According to accounts, "Lifting her head, she saw, in the crevice of the rock, a young girl, surrounded by light, who looked at her and smiled."  This was the first of eighteen visions Bernadette claims to have had of the Virgin Mary.