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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 … Continue reading

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Ave Maria Grotto in Alabama Has 3 Acres of Historical Catholic Places

Alabama’s first and only Benedictine Abbey is home to the Ave Maria Grotto. It was built by Benedictine Monk, Brother Joseph Zoettl O.S.B. beginning in 1934 and consists of 3 acres of miniature reproductions of historical building, shrines, and places … Continue reading

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Shrine of St Therese in Alaska Has Labyrinth Similar to the One in Chartres, France

The Shrine of St Therese in Juneau, Alaska, has a chapel and retreat house.  It was built in the 1930’s and overlooks Lynn Canal. In addition to outdoor stations of the cross, you will find Good Shepherd Rosary & Grotto … Continue reading

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Grotto of the Redemption in Iowa is the Largest Grotto in the World

The Grotto of the Redemption is the largest grotto in the world and was built by Father Paul Dobberstein as a result of a promise he made to Mary while he was critically ill with pneumonia to build a shrine … Continue reading

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Marian Shrine (National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians), Westhaverstraw, NY

The Marian Shrine (National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians) consists of 200 acres, an outdoor shrine altar for Mary Help of Christians, and an outdoor way of the cross.  In observance of the Marian year in 1954, the Salesians … Continue reading

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The Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Ohio

The Sorrowful Mother Shrine was founded in 1850 and is the oldest Marian Shrine in the Midwest and east of the Mississippi River. It was founded by a missionary priest of the Most Precious Blood, Fr. Francis de Sales Brunner. He … Continue reading

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Franciscan Monastary (Holy Land of the Americas) in Washington, DC

In 1898 Father Godfrey Schilling, OFM, opened a shrine, which he called Holy Land of the Americas, to benefit those who are unable to visit the sacred shrines in the Holy Land. Shrines and Grottos of the Holy Land and … Continue reading

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