University of Notre Dame

Main BuildingNotre Dame, IN 46556

  • Description
  • 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.
  • Reviews
      • 5
      • 12-17-14
      • Great campus, excellent academics. I fenced for Indiana University, and Notre Dame always hosted a tournament every year. Inevitably the weather would be terrible, but the campus always looked great...
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      • 3
      • 12-11-14
      • The school clearly has some beautiful buildings, and the area around the church is the best for a pedestrian experience. The campus suffers from a much too strong emphasis on the car, but it seems...
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      • 5
      • 12-03-14
      • Game day experience and walking around the campus is something you most experience! The bookstore is great for anything and everything ND. The team walk to the stadium prior to the game amazing! The...
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