By Monsignor Jacques Perrier, bishop emeritus of Lourdes Bernadette Soubirous did not make her First Communion on Sunday, June 22, but on June 3. In 1858, the year of the Apparitions, June 3 was Thursday, Fete-Dieu, as was said then. However, the date itself (June 3 or 22) is less important than the liturgical fe…

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