National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes

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This beautiful mountainside shrine features one of the oldest American replicas of the Lourdes Grotto in France.
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16330 Grotto Rd
Emmitsburg, MD
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Rated 5 by Maggi713

May 28, 2023


Memorable Visit!

Fr. DuBois saw something special when he had built the original church here in 1805. This is truly a beautiful site. It is such a serene and peaceful place to reflect and be thankful. The entire...

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Rated 5 by 703BillB703

February 01, 2023


Originally a natural setting for contemplation

The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes began as a rustic place of contemplation and communing with nature for Rev. John DuBois, founder of Mount St. Mary's University in 1809. Today, the...

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Rated 5 by hieplepham

December 03, 2022



This is a place where one feels at peace, walking around the path and admiring the surroundings. This place offers one a chance to look within oneself under the gaze of the watchful eyes of Mother...

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