Fifth Apparition – Saturday 20 February 1858

At this apparition there were thirty people who saw Bernadette have the apparition. They were all deeply moved and astonished at the extraordinary atmosphere of peace and joy that emanated from the Grotto. Father Pene, the local parish curate, questioned Bernadette about the happiness she found at the Grotto.

She answered

“When I see her I feel as if I’m no longer of this world. And when the vision disappears I’m amazed to find myself still here.”