Tenth Apparition – Saturday 27 February 1858

Bernadette returned to the grotto in a disheartened frame of mind caused by the abuse she and her family had suffered the previous day, questioning in her mind whether the apparitions were about to end. However she was overjoyed to find that the spring was no longer a muddy puddle and had begun to flow strongly and was now clean of the mud. She carries out her usual act of penance and the Lady again gives her the message of Penance and to pray for sinners.