National American Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes is oldest known replica of shrine and grotto in Lourdes, France

If you can’t make it to Lourdes, consider making a trip to Euclid, Ohio. The National American Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes  is a copy of the shrine and grotto at Lourdes and is the oldest known replica.  Two pieces of stone hewn from the rock where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette are embedded in the grotto and a 3rd is in a reliquary in the gift shop.  Hundreds of favors are reported to have been granted to pilgrims who visit the shrine and grotto.

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