Saint Bernadette had desired to become a Carmelite nun. It was her poor health that prevented her from becoming one. St Bernadette died at the age of 35 in 1879 while in the convent Notre Dame at Nevers.
Prayer with Saint Bernadette
O God, protector and lover of the humble, You bestowed on Your servant, Bernadette, the favor of the vision of Our Lady, the Immaculate Virgin Mary, and of speech with her. Grant that we may deserve to behold You in heaven.