The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is a one-seventh-sized replica of the famed French shrine where the Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Bernadette on 18 occasions in 1858. The Grotto at the University of Notre Dame was completed in 1896 using boulders from surrounding farms, most weighing two tons or more, and a small piece of stone from the original grotto in France. This original stone is located on the right-hand side of the shrine directly below the statue of Mary.
The Grotto is very special place to be on football weekends and finals week. With all of the praying, you might have difficulty finding a candle to light! The Rosary is prayed daily at 6:45 p.m., every day of the year, rain or shine.
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