This film depicts the stirring true story of the woman who had a vision of the Virgin Mary in a grotto at Lourdes in 1858. Jennifer Jones is Bernadette Soubirous, a peasant girl whose family lives in the town jail because they have no place of their own. One morning, Bernadette is
gathering sticks of wood near the grotto when she is visited by the Virgin (Linda Darnell). Bernadette is directed to dig at the grotto for a healing water with curative power for the lame and the halt. Everyone scoffs at her except her devout mother and, eventually, Peyremaie (Charles Bickford),
a local priest. He helps her get into a convent, and, after many years of defending her visio...