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This grotto was built during the centennial celebration of the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous in France. It was built by the local people of the village under the direction of Brother I Alfred Dionne, OMI. The shrine was blessed on October 7, the Feast of the Holy Rosary, that same year.
During the summer, especially at night, people come to the grotto to recite the rosary.
This shrine is located in a far corner of the church yard on an elevated piece of ground overlooking the lake.
Dr. Joseph Lozinsky and Heather A. Kolla, ” Mary as Mother” (St. Peter’s Press, June 1987, revised July 1987)