National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes, Emmitsburg

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  • We were staying in nearby Gettysburg and a Priest friend of ours recommended a stop here. There are several paved paths leading up to Our Lady's Grotto all of the paths have statues along the way... 
    We were staying in nearby Gettysburg and a Priest friend of ours recommended a stop here. There are several paved paths leading up to Our Lady's Grotto all of the paths have statues along the way...  more »
  • I highly recommend a visit here to anyone, regardless of your religious beliefs. The grounds are gorgeous and you get such a peaceful feeling walking along the paths. I felt the holiness of this... 
    I highly recommend a visit here to anyone, regardless of your religious beliefs. The grounds are gorgeous and you get such a peaceful feeling walking along the paths. I felt the holiness of this...  more »
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  • This beautiful mountainside shrine features one of the oldest American replicas of the Lourdes Grotto in France. At the wall beside the grotto is a small relic from the Lourdes itself. We go here every year during Good Friday for the stations of the cross. Attended masses both outdoors at the grotto with a nicely designed amphitheater type seating that can accommodate hundreds, and indoors at their chapel. Wonderful place to meditate. St. Bernadette's Shoppe (gift shop inside Miller Family Visitor center) provides a good variety of religious items for sale. Beautiful, serene, offering a wonderful sense of tranquility while walking down the paths to the grotto. Visit the Grotto water , some believe that it’s cleansing and healthy for the body and soul. Others believe it can heal. The grotto can be cold even during holy week, check the weather before you go and prepare accordingly.
  • Beautiful grotto inspired by the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. Absolutely beautiful and wonderful place to expose the Catholic faith to others, surely many conversions have happened here through The Most Holy Virgin Mary's intercession and by the abundant grace of Almighty God. Try to attend the Holy Mass and visit the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton only about 2 miles down the street which was also fantastic. Our Lady of Lourdes pray for us. May Almighty God bless you all.

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