Why a fountain?
On February 25, 1858 our Lady of Lourdes appeared to Bernadette for the 9th time. She bade Bernadette to drink from the spring, but there was barely a puddle there and Bernadette was confused at the request. She was obedient, though, and drank from the water she found nearby. The spring at Lourdes flowed a day later and thousands of people have since been healed through the waters. Now millions of pilgrims visit Lourdes to pray and bathe in the water.