Did you know that Madonna named her daughter after the city
Lourdes in ? France
"My mother always wanted to go to
, so for sentimental reasons, I named my daughter that." Lourdes
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.