National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes

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National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes

National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes
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The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic shrine devoted to Our Blessed Mother Mary, is a place of worship, pilgrimage, evangelization and reconciliation. This beautiful mountain shrine features one of the oldest American replicas of the Lourdes shrine in France, built about two decades after the apparition of Mary at Lourdes in 1858, and attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims each year from all over the world. It offers the occasion for a deepening conversion, a step forward in the journey to God, with Mary as the model for that journey.
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Michael W
Edison, NJ766 contributions
Gorgeous Grounds
Sep 2021
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 each with seating that you may meditate at.
We were fortunate to be able to attend Mass at the Glass Chapel, the Mass was celebrated by young Priests from St. Mary's Seminary that is next door.
The Gift Shop has a wide variety of things to purchase and also has very clean Restrooms.
Written October 3, 2021
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miastar225
Hazleton, PA84 contributions
Beautiful and Peaceful
Nov 2020 • Solo
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 place very deeply.. The statues and artwork, stations of the cross and rosary walk are very inspirational. Do yourself a favor and go. There's no admission fee. Just looking at the view of the mountains is worth a visit.
Written November 13, 2020
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Poydjom
Baltimore, MD71 contributions
Peaceful even when there are lots of people.
Aug 2020
We arrived on a Sunday during Mass (we didn't realize they offered an outdoor mass) so there were quite a few people there. However, people were generally very respectful of the site and the grounds are so beautifully wooded that it was quite peaceful. I'm sure it would be even more so during the week.
Written September 7, 2020
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Teresa F
Johnstown, PA128 contributions
Art & sculpture, even if you aren't religious
Sep 2020 • Friends
Shady peaceful stroll to a beautiful fountain with numerous art installations along the way. Even with COVID, it is easy & possible to social distance. Plenty of places to sit, and restrooms are available. Good place to stop in conjunction with Gettysburg.
Written September 7, 2020
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EDDIE APPLEFELD
Baltimore, MD371 contributions
Great experience, hushed grounds
Aug 2020
Try to go there in good weather, much better time to take a stroll thru the gardens and paths...stop first in Visitors Center...then proceed down the path to the shrine...while at Center enjoy the beautiful view that extends for miles...they get about 300,000 visitors a year...all free
Written August 21, 2020
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Laura Catherine McGinley
Mount Airy, MD4 contributions
For everyone of every belief
Jun 2020
If you want to experience Heaven on Earth, the "still small voice" and healing water, visit here any time of year.
Written June 14, 2020
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JonnH246
Barcelona, Spain3 contributions
Lourdes visit
Jul 2019
A long time wish to visit Lourdes and was not ready for the live visit.
It was simply

Beautiful.

We will visit again.
Written March 6, 2020
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Stevenandlanab
Haymarket, VA8 contributions
Large Dangerous Cellphone Tower in the Middle of The Park!!!
Feb 2020
Very beautiful but if you are interested in a place of prayer with no interruptions of any kind then the National Shrine Grotto is most definitely not the place you want to be and here's why!!

When I was kneeling and mourning the death of a close friend my head all of a sudden felt as if it were going to explode from pain!! When I looked behind me I was shocked to see two hundred feet away a large three level cellphone tower emitting dangerous radiation in my direction and to everyone else in the park!

Since this tower is on private property it tells me one thing, the owner of this land doesn't give a darn about the heath and safety of the people in the park and all those at Mount St. Mary's University because if he did he wouldn't be leasing out space to a cellphone company and collecting large sums of money!!!
Written February 19, 2020
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camper03
Sicklerville, NJ71 contributions
Amazing and Peaceful
Oct 2019 • Solo
We had come up to the area for my husband's golf outing. I dropped him off every morning at the golf course and was free for the rest of the day. I found this on a Google search and decided to go. It was absolutely amazing! Free parking in a lot and short walk. Start in the gift shop where you are greeted by one of the nuns who will give you a map and answer any questions you may have. The area itself is gorgeous, up on side of a mountain. As you walk up the path, all of the stations be of the cross are displayed along with statues of the saints. There are areas for prayer along with quiet reflection and it brought me an incredible inner peace. There were 2 priests near a small pond for confession and/or conversation.
If you are within an hours drive, I strongly recommend that you add this to your itinerary.
Written October 28, 2019
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Travel fan
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Very beautiful paved religious walk in the woods
Sep 2019
The Grotto of Lourdes is very similar to Lourdes on a smaller scale.
We just happened on it from seeing a roadside sign. If you do
go do a short research on it.
Very beautiful paved walk in the woods. It has been there for many years.
So glad we went. Other religious markings,plaques etc. along the walk.
There is also a gift shop near the parking lot.
Not a long walk or difficult.
Written October 19, 2019
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